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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz

Print version ISSN 0074-0276On-line version ISSN 1678-8060

Mem. Inst. Oswaldo Cruz vol.81 no.2 Rio de Janeiro Apr./June. 1986 

An outbreak of dengue virus at Rio de Janeiro - 1986

Hermann G. Schatzmayr1 

Rita Maria R. Nogueira1 

Amélia P. A. Travassos da Rosa2 

Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Departamento de Virologia, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Instituto Evandro Chagas, Belém, Brasil


Dengue virus type 1 has been isolated in Aedes albopictus cell strain, from sera of patients living in the Nova Iguaçu county, by Rio de Janeiro. The clinical picture was characterized by fever, headache, retrobulbar pain, backache, pains in the muscles and the joints and prostration. Studies in paired sera confirmed the presence of recent infection by dengue virus type 1. The outbreak reached adjacent areas, including Rio de Janeiro city (May, 1986).

Key words: dengue virus; dengue outbreak


Vírus dengue tipo 1 foi isolado em cultura de células de Aedes albopictus, do soro de pacientes oriundos no município de Nova Iguaçu, RJ. O quadro clínico caracterizou-se por febre, cefaléia, dor retro-orbitária, mialgias, articulares e prostração. A análise de soros pareados confirmou a presença de infecção recente por dengue tipo 1. A epidemia expandiu-se para áreas próximas, inclusive a cidade do Rio de Janeiro (maio, 1986).


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