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2021 Apr 26

PLoS Negl Trop Dis



Distinguishing non severe cases of dengue from COVID-19 in the context of co-epidemics: A cohort study in a SARS-CoV-2 testing center on Reunion island.


Joubert A, Andry F, Bertolotti A, Accot F, Koumar Y, Legrand F, Poubeau P, Manaquin R, Gérardin P, Levin C
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2021 Apr 26; 15(4):e0008879.
PMID: 33901185.


As coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) is spreading globally, several countries are handling dengue epidemics. As both infections are deemed to share similarities at presentation, it would be useful to distinguish COVID-19 from dengue in the context of co-epidemics. Hence, we performed a retrospective cohort study to identify predictors of both infections.