Febrile Condition after Return from Abroad – Dengue Fever as an Occupational Disease

Authors: J. Szlendaková
Authors‘ workplace: Klinika pracovního lékařství FN U sv. Anny a LF Masarykovy univerzity, Brno, přednosta doc. MUDr. Petr Brhel, CSc.
Published in: Pracov. Lék., , 2003, No. 1, s. 26-28.


The author describes a case of dengue fever which was notified according to the appendix of regulation 290/1995 chapter V, item3 as occupational disease. A 33-year-old geologist-operator working during a geological survey in the region of pluvial forests inCameroon developed dengue fever after his return. In the clinical picture slight haemorrhagic manifestations dominated – epistaxis,thrombocytopenia and transient elevation of aminotransferases. Following symptomatic treatment after four months normalizationof the clinical and laboratory finding was achieved and the patient was subjectively free of complaints.

Key words:
denque fever, occupational diseases, travel medicine, bioterrorism

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Hygiene and epidemiology Hyperbaric medicine Occupational medicine
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