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Surveillance of dengue fever in French Guiana by monitoring the results of negative malaria diagnoses

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Abstract

Surveillance of dengue fever is mainly based on specific laboratory tests. However non-specific systems, such as clinical surveillance, are also required. In French Guiana, we have tested a non-specific laboratory surveillance system where different biological examinations performed for other reasons than the diagnosis of dengue fever were analysed as methods for dengue fever surveillance. The number of negative malaria diagnoses in Cayenne and Kourou was found to be the best indicator of dengue fever infections in these towns. This surveillance system appears to be very simple and reliable, and a test which could serve as an indicator that is likely to be found everywhere.

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pasteur-03214510 , version 1 (01-05-2021)

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A. Talarmin, C. Peneau, Philippe Dussart, F. Pfaff, M. Courcier, et al.. Surveillance of dengue fever in French Guiana by monitoring the results of negative malaria diagnoses. Epidemiology and Infection, 2000, 125 (1), pp.189-193. ⟨10.1017/s0950268899004239⟩. ⟨pasteur-03214510⟩

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