Seroprevalence of three emerging arboviral infections in Kuwaiti nationals
AbstractDiseases caused by dengue, s and fly fever and hanta viruses pose a major health risk in many countries. We determined the threat of these arboviral infections through a serologic using enzyme linked immunosorbent assay [ELISA] based tests. Hantavirus-specific antibodies were also detected using immunofluorescence. Of 499 samples tested for dengue virus IgG antibodies l4% were as positive for dengue positive by all the ELISA tests. Among the 42 showing strong IgG reactivity, only 1 was positive for dengue virus IgM antibodies. All samples tested for IgG antibodies to s and fly fever virus were negative. Hantavirus antibodies were detected in 11% of the 46 samples from high-risk individuals. The low prevalences suggest that at present these infections are not a serious problem in Kuwait
Pacsa, A.S., Chaturvedi, U.C. & Mustafa, A.S. (2003). Seroprevalence of three emerging arboviral infections in Kuwaiti nationals. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119274
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 9 (3), 266-273, 2003
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العتيدة الجديدة للطوارئ الصحية: قوائم الأدوية والمعدات الطبية التي تكفي 10.000 شخص لمدة 3 أشهر تقريباً World Health Organization, Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean (WHO/DAP/90.1, 1997)