TITLE

Laboratory-Acquired Dengue Virus Infection—A Case Report

AUTHOR(S)
Britton, Sumudu; van den Hurk, Andrew F.; Simmons, Russell J.; Pyke, Alyssa T.; Northill, Judith A.; McCarthy, James; McCormack, Joe
PUB. DATE
November 2011
SOURCE
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases;Nov2011, Vol. 5 Issue 11, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article presents a case study of a laboratory scientist patient who was referred to a public hospital after presenting with fever, myalgia, and a rash. The patient reported a bite from escaped nonbloodfed mosquito but denied needlestick injury or mucocutaneous contact with the blood/virus mixture. The author asserts that the case is the first reported where exposure during laboratory-based mosquito infection and transmission experiments has resulted in an acute dengue virus (DENV) infection.
ACCESSION #
71491847

 

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