Detection of dengue virus among children with suspected malaria, Accra, Ghana

Nicholas Amoako, Samuel Duodu, Francis E. Dennis, Joseph H.K. Bonney, Kwaku P. Asante, Juliana Ameh, Lydia Mosi, Takaya Hayashi, Eudosia E. Agbosu, Deborah Pratt, Darwin J. Operario, Barry Fields, Jie Liu, Eric R. Houpt, George E. Armah, Justin Stoler, Gordon A. Awandare

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Abstract

We report new molecular evidence of locally acquired dengue virus infections in Ghana. We detected dengue viral RNA among children with suspected malaria by using a multipathogen real-time PCR. Subsequent sequence analysis revealed a close relationship with dengue virus serotype 2, which was implicated in a 2016 outbreak in Burkina Faso.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1561-1564
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume24
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Amoako, N., Duodu, S., Dennis, F. E., Bonney, J. H. K., Asante, K. P., Ameh, J., Mosi, L., Hayashi, T., Agbosu, E. E., Pratt, D., Operario, D. J., Fields, B., Liu, J., Houpt, E. R., Armah, G. E., Stoler, J., & Awandare, G. A. (2018). Detection of dengue virus among children with suspected malaria, Accra, Ghana. Emerging infectious diseases, 24(8), 1561-1564. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2408.180341