IgG against dengue virus in healthy blood donors, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Francesco Vairo, Emanuele Nicastri, Salma Masauni Yussuf, Angela Cannas, Silvia Meschi, Mwanakheir A A Mahmoud, Azza H. Mohamed, Paul Mohamed Maiko, Pasquale De Nardo, Nazario Bevilacqua, Concetta Castilletti, Antonino Di Caro, Vincenzo Racalbuto, Giuseppe Ippolito

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Abstract

We conducted a seroprevalence survey among 500 healthy adult donors at Zanzibar National Blood Transfusion Services. Dengue virus IgG seroprevalence was 50.6% and independently associated with age and urban residence. These data will aid in building a surveillance, preparedness, and response plan for dengue virus infections in the Zanzibar Archipelago.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)465-468
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume20
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Epidemiology
  • Medicine(all)

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