Recent Trends of Dengue Virus Infection in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Authors

  • I Iqbal Department of Microbiology, Stamford University Bangladesh, 51 Siddeswari Road, Dhaka-1217, Bangladesh
  • MF Momo Department of Microbiology, Stamford University Bangladesh, 51 Siddeswari Road, Dhaka-1217, Bangladesh
  • R Sultana Department of Microbiology, Stamford University Bangladesh, 51 Siddeswari Road, Dhaka-1217, Bangladesh
  • T Islam Department of Microbiology, Stamford University Bangladesh, 51 Siddeswari Road, Dhaka-1217, Bangladesh
  • AA Farabi Department of Microbiology, Stamford University Bangladesh, 51 Siddeswari Road, Dhaka-1217, Bangladesh
  • MS Khan Department of Microbiology, Stamford University Bangladesh, 51 Siddeswari Road, Dhaka-1217, Bangladesh
  • SMS Alam Tradesworth Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • KMM Uddin Islami Bank Specialized & General Hospital, Nayapaltan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • MK Hossain Islami Bank Specialized & General Hospital, Nayapaltan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • SR Chakraborty Department of Microbiology, Stamford University Bangladesh, 51 Siddeswari Road, Dhaka-1217, Bangladesh
  • MA Uddin Department of Microbiology, Stamford University Bangladesh, 51 Siddeswari Road, Dhaka-1217, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/sjm.v12i1.63343

Keywords:

Dengue, NS1 antigen, IgM, IgG

Abstract

The disease caused by the Dengue virus (DENV), belongs to the Flaviviridae family, which is the most common vector for transmission of the virus between humans and arthropods Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. In recent years, the number of dengue cases has increased drastically throughout the world, according to a survey around 390 million dengue infection cases are recorded annually, among which one-fourth of cases show clinical manifestations. In Bangladesh, dengue outbreaks are on the increasing trend despite the efforts to control this disease A Hospital-based study of dengue patients in Dhaka city was conducted to check the recent trends of dengue infection among the inhabitants of Dhaka, Bangladesh. 89 blood samples from different patients with appropriate symptoms were tested using the Dengue NS1 Quanticard kit. Among samples, 60 (68%) samples were tested as positive whereas 22 (25%) showed negative results and 6 (7%) showed invalid results in tests. Despite the testing of a low number of samples, it can be clearly stated that a large number of positive results was observed with specific symptoms commonly found in Dengue infection. Among all the positive results some (7%) of the patients did not show any signs and symptoms, but after testing the results were positive against the viral antigen. Attempt to increase awareness about dengue fever through effective management measures from the government and NGOs are very much needed.

Stamford Journal of Microbiology, Vol.12 (1) 2022: 43-46

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Published

2022-12-20

How to Cite

Iqbal, I., Momo, M., Sultana, R., Islam, T., Farabi, A., Khan, M., Alam, S., Uddin, K., Hossain, M., Chakraborty, S., & Uddin, M. (2022). Recent Trends of Dengue Virus Infection in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Stamford Journal of Microbiology, 12(1), 43–46. https://doi.org/10.3329/sjm.v12i1.63343

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