Seroprevalence of Dengue Fever in Chittagong, Bangladesh

Authors

  • Nahid Sultana Department of Microbiology, Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu HospitalMedical College, Chittagong
  • Sanjoy Kanti Biswas Department of Microbiology, Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu HospitalMedical College, Chittagong
  • Tipu Sultan Department of Microbiology, Chittagong Medical College, Chittagong
  • Shakeel Ahmed Department of Microbiology, Chittagong Medical College, Chittagong
  • Zakir Hossain Department of Microbiology, Chittagong Medical College, Chittagong
  • Rebeca Chowdhury Department of Pharmacology, Chittagong Medical College, Chittagong

Keywords:

Dengue, Fever, Dengue in Chittagong

Abstract

Background: Dengue is a growing public health problem globally including Bangladesh. This study is carried out to find out the seroprevalence of dengue fever in Chittagong.

Methods: About 1181 serum samples were tested from suspected dengue patients for IgM and IgG antibodies by immunochromatographic methods.

Results: Among them, 533 (45.13%) were seropositive. Among the seropositive cases 213 (39.96%) were IgM positive, 227 (42.59%) were IgG positive and 93 (17.45%) were both IgM and IgG positive.

Conclusions: A high percentage of dengue positive cases among suspected patients demands early careful investigation and management.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11566/cmoshmcj.v12i1.26

Chatt Maa Shi Hosp Med Coll J 2013; 12(1): 38-40

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2013-06-28

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Sultana, N., Biswas, S. K., Sultan, T., Ahmed, S., Hossain, Z., & Chowdhury, R. (2013). Seroprevalence of Dengue Fever in Chittagong, Bangladesh. Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College Journal, 12(1), 38–40. Retrieved from https://banglajol.info/index.php/CMOSHMCJ/article/view/15498

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