The first major outbreak of dengue hemorrhagic fever in Delhi, India

Emerg Infect Dis. Jul-Aug 1999;5(4):589-90. doi: 10.3201/eid0504.990427.

Abstract

India An outbreak of dengue hemorrhagic fever/dengue shock syndrome (DHS/DSS) occurred in 1996 in India in and near Delhi. The cause was confirmed as dengue virus type 2, by virus cultivation and indirect immunofluorescence with type-specific monoclonal antibodies. This is the largest such outbreak reported from India, indicating a serious resurgence of dengue virus infection.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aedes
  • Animals
  • Cell Line
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Dengue Virus / classification
  • Dengue Virus / immunology
  • Dengue Virus / isolation & purification
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • India / epidemiology
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Severe Dengue / epidemiology*
  • Severe Dengue / virology