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Volume 11, Number 3—March 2005

Dispatch

Fever Screening at Airports and Imported Dengue

Pei-Yun Shu*, Li-Jung Chien*, Shu-Fen Chang*, Chien-Ling Su*, Yu-Chung Kuo*, Tsai-Ling Liao*, Mei-Shang Ho†, Ting-Hsiang Lin*, and Jyh-Hsiung Huang*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Center for Disease Control, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China; †Institute of Biomedical Science, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

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Table 2

Countries of origin and dengue virus serotype of imported dengue cases in Taiwan, July 2003–June 2004

Country of origin No. imported cases
Serotype*
Total Fever screening D-1 D-2 D-3 D-4 Unknown
Vietnam 21 13 0 11 3 3 4
Indonesia 15 8 3 6 2 1 3
The Philippines 15 7 5 2 0 5 3
Thailand 11 7 3 3 1 3 1
India 3 1 0 2 0 0 1
Malaysia 2 2 0 2 0 0 0
Myanmar 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Cambodia 4 2 1 2 0 0 1
Sri Lanka 1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total 73 40 12 28 6 12 15

*Dengue virus serotypes were identified by real time 1-step polymerase chain reaction, virus isolation, or both, for all imported cases.

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