A travel-related infection case associated with triple vector-associated infections: Malaria-Dengue-Zika virus

Trop Doct. 2021 Jun 7;494755211020899. doi: 10.1177/00494755211020899. Online ahead of print.


As international travels and destinations increase, travel-related infections increase. It is reported that 6-87% of the travellers contract travel-related infection during or after the trip. Vector-associated pathogens comprise a significant percentage of travel-related infections. Apart from the ubiquitous COVID19, threats such as Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika virus and tick-borne agents have emerged or re-emerged in recent years. The fact that these infections are carried with similar vectors and cause similar symptoms makes diagnosis difficult. Herein, a case of travel-associated infection with nonspecific symptoms is presented.

Keywords: Dengue; Malaria; Zika virus; travel-related infection.