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Title: Improving dengue virus diagnosis in rural areas of Mexico.
Authors: Moreno-Altamirano, M M B
Sánchez-García, F J
López-Martínez, I
Rosales-Jiménez, C
Vázquez-Pichardo, M
Arriaga-Valona, L J
Capitan-Ortega, F
Issue Date: Dec-2009
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia.
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: Evaluation of an “in-house system” for the diagnosis of dengue infection by detection of specific IgM and IgG antibodies showed that 25 out of 34 (73.53%) serum samples were positive for IgM antibodies; 6 (17.64%) were positive for IgG and 3 (8.8%) were negative for both IgM and IgG anti-DENV antibodies. Ten samples from “non-symptomatic” people were all negative. In order to evaluate the anti-DENV ELISA, 20 serum samples obtained from healthy individuals from a non-endemic region (Mexico City) and 20 serum samples previously classified as positive were tested. All 20 samples from healthy individuals proved to be negative for both IgM and IgG anti-DENV antibodies, whereas not all positive samples resulted as positive in our assay.
Description: Dengue Bulletin. 2009 Dec; 33: 87-96
Keywords: Dengue
In-house Diagnosis Kit
ISSN: 0250-8362
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