Dengue-1 virus isolation during first dengue fever outbreak on Easter Island, Chile

Emerg Infect Dis. 2003 Nov;9(11):1465-7. doi: 10.3201/eid0911.020788.


Dengue virus was detected for the first time in Chile, in an outbreak of dengue fever on Easter Island. The virus was isolated in tissue culture and characterized by reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction as being dengue type 1.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Chile / epidemiology
  • Dengue / epidemiology*
  • Dengue Virus / isolation & purification*
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Polynesia / epidemiology
  • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • Travel