Seroprevalence of Dengue Fever in Chittagong, Bangladesh

Nahid Sultana, Sanjoy Kanti Biswas, Tipu Sultan, Shakeel Ahmed, Zakir Hossain, Rebeca Chowdhury
2012 Chattagram Maa-O-Shishu Hospital Medical College Journal  
Dengue is a growing public health problem globally including Bangladesh. This study is carried out to find out the seroprevalence of dengue fever in Chittagong. Methods: About 1181 serum samples were tested from suspected dengue patients for IgM and IgG antibodies by immunochromatographic methods. Results: Among them, 533 (45.13%) were seropositive. Among the seropositive cases 213 (39.96%) were IgM positive, 227 (42.59%) were IgG positive and 93 (17.45%) were both IgM and IgG positive.
more » ... G positive. Conclusions: A high percentage of dengue positive cases among suspected patients demands early careful investigation and management.
doi:10.11566/cmosh.2013.1201.38 fatcat:2qb5wgzg3vedxfa5aadeqpvzma