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INCIDENCE OF DENGUE VIRUS INFECTIONS IN FEBRILE EPISODES IN ILE-IFE, NIGERIA

dc.contributor.authorOlufisayo A, Adesina
dc.contributor.authorJohnson A, Adeniji
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-16T11:05:09Z
dc.date.available2020-01-16T11:05:09Z
dc.date.issued3/10/2017
dc.identifier.other10.4314/ajid.v10i1.4
dc.identifier.urihttps://ir.oauife.edu.ng/handle/123456789/5061
dc.descriptionInternational Journal of African Journal of Infectious Diseases,Page 5en_US
dc.description.abstractBackground: Dengue viruses have been identified as the most important arboviral pathogen in the world. They are transmitted by mosquitoes of Aedes species. While dengueinfection is accompanied by little or no subclinical signs in many, about 1-2% may produce clinically severe Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever/DengueShock Syndrome. Early recognition, appropriate treatment and elimination of mosquito vectors will help control it. The study is aimed at determining the incidence of dengue infections in Ile-Ife. Materials and Methods: Three millilitres venous blood was collected from each of one hundred and seventy nine patients presenting with fever in the last two weeks, and analyzed for the presence of anti-dengue IgM antibodies using Dengue Virus IgM ELISA kit (DIA.PRO, Italy) according to the manufacturer’s instructions while the results and demographic data were analyzed using SPSS version 16. Results: It was observed that 46 (25.7%) of the 179 had detectable IgM antibodies to dengue virus with 9 of them having no detectable malaria parasite. The incidence was 26.5% and 25% in male and female respectively. Further studies will be necessary to confirm the relatedness of blood transfusion as an important risk factor to the transmission of dengue virus. Conclusion: The study established the presence of fresh dengue infections for the first time in Ile-Ife among different groups of people. Clinicians are advised to prioritize laboratory diagnosis, especially of feveren_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisher  African Journal of Infectious Diseasesen_US
dc.subjectDengueen_US
dc.subjectDengue shocken_US
dc.subjectFlaviviridaeen_US
dc.subjectELISAen_US
dc.subjectIgMen_US
dc.titleINCIDENCE OF DENGUE VIRUS INFECTIONS IN FEBRILE EPISODES IN ILE-IFE, NIGERIAen_US
dc.typeJournalen_US


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