Friday, 16 August 2013

Seroepidemiology of dengue in travellers: a paired sera analysis

Karin Leder 125Dengue is a frequent cause of fever in travellers. The true extent is unknown as many infections are asymptomatic or undiagnosed.  A/Prof Karin Leder,  Head of the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Unit led a study to evaluate the seroepidemiology of travel-related dengue.   Over 90% of 285 travellers studied tested negative for dengue serology post-travel. Of the remaining 28 cases, 25 were dengue IgG positive and 3 had equivocal results.

The Results of their Study appeared in Travel Medicine & Infectious Diseases (Vol. 11, pp.211-213).

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