Fever screening at airports and imported dengue

Pei Yun Shu, Li Jung Chien, Shu Fen Chang, Chien Ling Su, Yu Chung Kuo, Tsai Ling Liao, Mei Shang Ho, Ting Hsiang Lin, Jyh Hsiung Huang

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Abstract

Airport fever screening in Taiwan, July 2003-June 2004, identified 40 confirmed dengue cases. Results obtained by capture immunoglobulin (Ig) M and IgG enzyme-linked immunoassay, real time 1-step polymerase chain reaction, and virus isolation showed that 33 (82.5%) of 40 patients were viremic. Airport fever screening can thus quickly identify imported dengue cases.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)460-462
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume11
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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