Journal article

Incidence and seroprevalence of dengue virus infections in Australian travellers to Asia

I Ratnam, J Black, K Leder, B-A Biggs, E Matchett, A Padiglione, I Woolley, T Panagiotidis, T Gherardin, L Pollissard, C Demont, C Luxemburger, J Torresi

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MICROBIOLOGY & INFECTIOUS DISEASES | SPRINGER | Published : 2012

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to estimate the incidence density and prevalence of dengue virus infection in Australian travellers to Asia. We conducted a multi-centre prospective cohort study of Australian travellers over a 32-month period. We recruited 467 travellers (≥ 16 years of age) from three travel clinics who intended to travel Asia, and 387 (82.9%) of those travellers completed questionnaires and provide samples pre- and post-travel for serological testing for dengue virus infection. Demographic data, destination countries and history of vaccinations and flavivirus infections were obtained. Serological testing for dengue IgG and IgM by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) (PanB..

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