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.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Emerging Infectious Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2005|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Microbiology (medical)
- Infectious Diseases