• R. Walter Schlesinger
Part of the Virology Monographs Die Virusforschung in Einzeldarstellungen book series (VIROLOGY, volume 16)


The early history of “dengue”, going back to epidemics in Java and in Egypt in 1779, was admirably reviewed by Siler et al. (1926). These authors quoted extensively from old documents to support their hypothesis that dengue had occurred in the Western hemisphere as early as the mid-17th century and had its origin in “tropical America” (l. c., p. 21). On the other hand, Mattingly (1960) summarized evidence which led him to believe that it originated in Southeast Asia.


Dengue Virus DOMINICAN Republic Yellow Fever Hemorrhagic Fever Western Hemisphere 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Walter Schlesinger
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  1. 1.Department of Microbiology, College of Medicine and Dentistry of New JerseyRutgers Medical SchoolPiscatawayUSA

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