Dengue epidemic in southern Vietnam, 1998

Emerg Infect Dis. Jul-Aug 2000;6(4):422-5. doi: 10.3201/eid0604.000421.

Abstract

A widespread epidemic of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) occurred in southern Vietnam in 1998, with 438.98 cases/100,000 population and 342 deaths. The number of DHF cases and deaths per 100,000 population increased 152.4% and 151.8%, respectively, over a 1997 epidemic. Dengue viruses were isolated from 143 patient blood samples; DEN-3 virus was identified as the predominant serotype, although a resurgence of DEN-4 was noted.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Antibodies, Viral / blood
  • Dengue Virus / classification
  • Dengue Virus / immunology
  • Dengue Virus / isolation & purification
  • Disease Outbreaks*
  • Humans
  • Serotyping
  • Severe Dengue / epidemiology*
  • Severe Dengue / mortality
  • Severe Dengue / virology
  • Vietnam / epidemiology

Substances

  • Antibodies, Viral