business, 1 missionary/volunteer, and 2 tourists).
Although the first laboratory confirmed case in Kenya was reported by Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) on 7 Mar 2013, according to ProMED, a retrospective review of hospital records indicates that the 1st case was confirmed in a private laboratory on 7 Jan 2013. Among confirmed cases, 3 dengue serotypes have been found. Because of the potential for this
outbreak to affect travelers to Mombasa, CDC Kenya has advised the Ministry to include hotels in acute febrile surveillance systems set up for this investigation.
Meanwhile, on 14 June 2013, the Tanzania Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MOHSW) reported a dengue outbreak in Dar es Salaam, however our understanding is that there are not good diagnostic data available to demonstrate the actual burden. A review of GeoSentinel reveals 1 case reported in 2013; 1 in 2008; 3 in 2009; 10 in 2010 (although some patients had
traveled elsewhere as well); and 2 in 2011.
From GeoSentinel staff: Phyllis, Mark and Phil