Evidence of recent dengue exposure among malaria parasite-positive children in three urban centers in Ghana

Justin B Stoler, Rupert K. Delimini, J. H. Kofi Bonney, Abraham R. Oduro, Seth Owusu-Agyei, Julius N. Fobil, Gordon A. Awandare

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Abstract

Blood samples of 218 children ages 2-14 years old with confirmed malaria in hospitals across Ghana were tested for dengue virus exposure. We detected dengue-specific immunoglobulin M (IgM) antibodies in 3.2% of the children, indicating possible coinfection, and IgG antibodies in 21.6% of them, which suggests previous exposure. Correlates of exposure are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)497-500
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume92
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2015

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Ghana
Dengue
Malaria
Parasites
Dengue Virus
Antibodies
Coinfection
Immunoglobulin M
Immunoglobulin G

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  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology

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Evidence of recent dengue exposure among malaria parasite-positive children in three urban centers in Ghana. / Stoler, Justin B; Delimini, Rupert K.; Kofi Bonney, J. H.; Oduro, Abraham R.; Owusu-Agyei, Seth; Fobil, Julius N.; Awandare, Gordon A.

In: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 92, No. 3, 01.03.2015, p. 497-500.

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Stoler, Justin B ; Delimini, Rupert K. ; Kofi Bonney, J. H. ; Oduro, Abraham R. ; Owusu-Agyei, Seth ; Fobil, Julius N. ; Awandare, Gordon A. / Evidence of recent dengue exposure among malaria parasite-positive children in three urban centers in Ghana. In: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. 2015 ; Vol. 92, No. 3. pp. 497-500.
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