Dengue fever as an emerging infection in southeast Iran

Mostafa Heydari, Maliheh Metanat, Mohammad Ali Rouzbeh-Far, Seyed Mehdi Tabatabaei, Mohammad Rakhshani, Nahid Sepehri-Rad, Maryam Keshtkar-Jahromi

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Abstract

Dengue fever (DF) is a mosquito-borne acute viral disease presenting with hemorrhagic manifestations in severe cases. Southeast Iran is in close proximity to Pakistan, an endemic country for DF. This cross-sectional study was conducted in the Sistan and Baluchestan province in the southeast of Iran to investigate possibility of DF (immunoglobulin M [IgM], immunoglobulin G [IgG], and nonstructural protein 1 [NS1] antigen tests) in 60 clinically suspected patients (April 2013 to August 2015). NS1 protein was detected in 5% (N = 3), at least one of the antibodies (IgM and/ or IgG) was detected in 11% (N = 7) of the samples. Five patients identified as of acutely infected. There was a simultaneous presence of NS1 protein and IgG or IgM antibodies in 4% (N = 2) of patients. Previous studies show establishment of potential vectors in this area. These evidences support the hypothesis that DF can be a health concern in Southeast Iran with potential future outbreaks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1469-1471
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume98
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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Dengue
Iran
Immunoglobulin M
Infection
Immunoglobulin G
Proteins
Antibodies
Pakistan
Acute Disease
Virus Diseases
Culicidae
Disease Outbreaks
Cross-Sectional Studies
Antigens
Health

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  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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Heydari, M., Metanat, M., Rouzbeh-Far, M. A., Tabatabaei, S. M., Rakhshani, M., Sepehri-Rad, N., & Keshtkar-Jahromi, M. (2018). Dengue fever as an emerging infection in southeast Iran. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 98(5), 1469-1471. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.17-0634

Dengue fever as an emerging infection in southeast Iran. / Heydari, Mostafa; Metanat, Maliheh; Rouzbeh-Far, Mohammad Ali; Tabatabaei, Seyed Mehdi; Rakhshani, Mohammad; Sepehri-Rad, Nahid; Keshtkar-Jahromi, Maryam.

In: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 98, No. 5, 01.01.2018, p. 1469-1471.

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Heydari, M, Metanat, M, Rouzbeh-Far, MA, Tabatabaei, SM, Rakhshani, M, Sepehri-Rad, N & Keshtkar-Jahromi, M 2018, 'Dengue fever as an emerging infection in southeast Iran', American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 98, no. 5, pp. 1469-1471. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.17-0634
Heydari M, Metanat M, Rouzbeh-Far MA, Tabatabaei SM, Rakhshani M, Sepehri-Rad N et al. Dengue fever as an emerging infection in southeast Iran. American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2018 Jan 1;98(5):1469-1471. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.17-0634
Heydari, Mostafa ; Metanat, Maliheh ; Rouzbeh-Far, Mohammad Ali ; Tabatabaei, Seyed Mehdi ; Rakhshani, Mohammad ; Sepehri-Rad, Nahid ; Keshtkar-Jahromi, Maryam. / Dengue fever as an emerging infection in southeast Iran. In: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2018 ; Vol. 98, No. 5. pp. 1469-1471.
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