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The 1982 dengue epidemic in Malaysia: epidemiological, serological and virological aspects.
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PMID:  6740379     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 1982, Malaysia experienced the worst dengue/dengue haemorrhagic fever outbreak in its history. All states in Peninsular and East Malaysia were similarly affected. There was a total of 3,005 cases with 35 deaths, with the majority of cases occurring between the months of July to October. There was a total of 1,001 laboratory confirmed cases. Most of the cases were in patients over the age of 15 years. The Chinese population was mainly affected, although a much higher proportion of Malays was noted in comparison to previous years. The main serotypes involved were dengue-1 and dengue-3. No dengue-4 serotype were isolated.
R Fang; E Lo; T W Lim
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0125-1562     ISO Abbreviation:  Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health     Publication Date:  1984 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-08-22     Completed Date:  1984-08-22     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0266303     Medline TA:  Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health     Country:  THAILAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Dengue / epidemiology*,  microbiology
Dengue Virus / classification
Disease Outbreaks / epidemiology*
Infant, Newborn

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