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Volume 16, Number 1—January 2010
Dispatch

Rapid Displacement of Dengue Virus Type 1 by Type 4, Pacific Region, 2007–2009

Dong-sheng Li, Wen Liu, Aurélie Guigon, Candice Mostyn, Richard Grant, and John G. AaskovComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia (D. Li, J. Aaskov); Australian Army Malaria Institute, Brisbane (W. Liu, C. Mostyn, R. Grant, J. Aaskov); Institut Pasteur, Noumea, New Caledonia (A. Guigon)

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Chronology of appearance of dengue virus type 4, Pacific region

Date of appearance Country Source/reference
2007 Solomon Islands (3)
2008 Apr Nauru T. Bryar, pers. comm.*
2008 May Kiribati This study
2008 Jul Samoa This study
2008 Jul American Samoa T. Bryar, pers. comm.*
2008 Jul Palau T. Bryar, pers. comm.*
2008 Aug Cook Islands T. Bryar, pers. comm.*
2008 Aug Fiji T. Bryar, pers. comm.*
2008 Aug Niue T. Bryar, pers. comm.*
2008 Oct Vanuatu T. Bryar, pers. comm.*
2008 Dec Tonga This study
2008 Nov New Caledonia This study
2009 Feb French Polynesia T. Bryar, pers. comm.*
2009 Jun Chile (Easter Island) ProMED-mail†

*Western Pacific Regional Office, World Health Organization.
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