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Title: Molecular epidemiology suggests Venezuela as the origin of the dengue outbreak in Madeira, Portugal in 2012–2013
Authors: Franco, L.
Pagan, I.
Serre Del Cor, N.
Schunk, M.
Neumayr, A.
Molero, F.
Potente, A.
Hatz, C.
Wilder-Smith, A.
Sánchez-Seco, M.P.
Tenorio, A.
Issue Date: 2015
Source: Franco, L., Pagan, I., Serre Del Cor, N., Schunk, M., Neumayr, A., Molero, F., et al. (2015). Molecular epidemiology suggests Venezuela as the origin of the dengue outbreak in Madeira, Portugal in 2012–2013. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 21(7), 713.e5-713.e8.
Series/Report no.: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
Abstract: An explosive epidemic occurred in Madeira Island (Portugal) from October 2012 to February 2013. Published data showed that dengue virus type 1 introduced from South America was the incriminated virus. We aim to determine the origin of the strain introduced to Madeira by travellers returning to Europe. Using phylogeographic analysis and complete envelope sequences we have demonstrated that the most probable origin of the strain is Venezuela.
ISSN: 1198-743X
DOI: 10.1016/j.cmi.2015.03.016
Schools: Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine (LKCMedicine) 
Rights: Clinical Microbiology and Infection © 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd on behalf of European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, CMI, 21, 713.e5–713.e8. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (
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