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Title: Seroprevalence of three emerging arboviral infections in Kuwaiti nationals
Authors: Pacsa, A.S.
Chaturvedi, U.C.
Mustafa, A.S.
Issue Date: 2003
Language: English
Abstract: Diseases 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
Description: 266-273
Keywords: Age Distribution
Antibodies, Viral
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Hantavirus Infections
Phlebotomus Fever
Subject: Communicable Diseases, Emerging
ISSN: 1020-3397
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