Serologic Analysis of Returned Travelers with Fever, Sweden

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We studied 1,432 febrile travelers from Sweden who had returned from malaria-endemic areas during March 2005-March 2008. In 383 patients, paired serum samples were blindly analyzed for influenza and 7 other agents. For 21% of 115 patients with fever of unknown origin, serologic analysis showed that influenza was the major cause.


  • Helena H. Askling
  • Birgitta Lesko
  • Sirkka Vene
  • Angerd Berndtson
  • Per Björkman
  • Jonas Bläckberg
  • Ulf Bronner
  • Per Follin
  • Urban Hellgren
  • Maria Palmerus
  • Karl Ekdahl
  • Anders Tegnell
  • Johan Struwe
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  • Infectious Medicine
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1805-1808
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Division of Infection Medicine (SUS) (013008000), Infectious Diseases Research Unit (013242010)