This paper presents epidemiological, laboratory, and clinical data on 12 years of dengue virus activity in the State of Rio de Janeiro from the time the disease was first confirmed virologically in April 1986 through April 1998. DEN-1 and DEN-2 viruses are the serotypes circulating in the state and were responsible for the epidemics reported during the last 12 years. The results published here show both the impact of dengue virus infections on the population and laboratory advances that have improved dengue diagnosis.
Nogueira, R. M. R., Miagostovich, M. P., Schatzmayr, H. G., Dos Santos, F. B., De Araújo, E. S. M., De Filippis, A. M. B., … Teixeira Filho, G. (1999). Dengue in the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1986-1998. Memorias Do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 94(3), 297–304. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0074-02761999000300004