Nosocomial acquisition of dengue

Emerg Infect Dis. 2004 Oct;10(10):1872-3. doi: 10.3201/eid1010.031037.


Recent transmission of dengue viruses has increased in tropical and subtropical areas and in industrialized countries because of international travel. We describe a case of nosocomial transmission of dengue virus in Germany by a needlestick injury. Diagnosis was made by TaqMan reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction when serologic studies were negative.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antibodies, Viral / blood
  • Dengue / transmission*
  • Dengue Virus / genetics
  • Dengue Virus / immunology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infectious Disease Transmission, Patient-to-Professional*
  • Needlestick Injuries / virology*
  • Nursing Staff, Hospital
  • RNA, Viral / blood
  • Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction


  • Antibodies, Viral
  • RNA, Viral