Evaluation of Febrile Patients in Port Sudan, Sudan: Isolation of Dengue Virus

Kenneth C. HyamsU.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3 (NAMRU-3), Cairo, Egypt

Search for other papers by Kenneth C. Hyams in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Edward C. OldfieldU.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3 (NAMRU-3), Cairo, Egypt

Search for other papers by Edward C. Oldfield in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Robert McNair ScottU.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3 (NAMRU-3), Cairo, Egypt

Search for other papers by Robert McNair Scott in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
A. L. BourgeoisU.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3 (NAMRU-3), Cairo, Egypt

Search for other papers by A. L. Bourgeois in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
H. GardinerDepartment of Veterinary Pathology, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Washington, DC

Search for other papers by H. Gardiner in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
G. PazzagliaU.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3 (NAMRU-3), Cairo, Egypt

Search for other papers by G. Pazzaglia in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
Mahmoud MoussaU.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3 (NAMRU-3), Cairo, Egypt

Search for other papers by Mahmoud Moussa in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
A. S. SalehArmed Forces Medical Corps and Ministry of Health, Democratic Republic of Sudan

Search for other papers by A. S. Saleh in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
,
O. E. DawiArmed Forces Medical Corps and Ministry of Health, Democratic Republic of Sudan

Search for other papers by O. E. Dawi in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
, and
Fredric D. DaniellU.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 3 (NAMRU-3), Cairo, Egypt

Search for other papers by Fredric D. Daniell in
Current site
Google Scholar
PubMed
Close
Restricted access

One hundred consecutive patients admitted to the Port Sudan Hospital with a temperature ≥ 100°F were evaluated. Enteric fever was diagnosed in 19 patients and malaria in 13. Virologic studies identified 21 cases of dengue infection. One dengue 1 and 17 dengue 2 infections were diagnosed by viral isolation. Three untyped dengue infections were identified serologically. The clinical presentation and course of patients infected with dengue virus were most consistent with classic dengue fever. There was no evidence of hemorrhagic phenomena or shock in any of the dengue-infected patients. Both dengue 1 and 2 must be considered causes of acute fever in East Africa.

Save