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

Justin 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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

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