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Clinical intervention and molecular characteristics of a dengue hemorrhagic fever outbreak in Timor Leste, 2005.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17827374     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In response to a January 2005 report of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) in Timor Leste, the World Health Organization sent a team to assist the National Hospital Guido Valadares (NHGV) in Dili with clinical case management and diagnostic support. The hospital reported 67 admissions including 8 deaths (case fatality rate approximately 12%) over the previous weeks with case histories clinically compatible with DHF. During the intervention, an additional 44 suspected dengue patients were admitted to the pediatric ward of NHGV. Among 41 patients with clinical diagnoses of dengue fever or DHF, 38 (93%) were laboratory confirmed. Although cause and effect cannot be definitely attributed, the case fatality rate decreased to 3.6% after the intervention with education about dengue management strategies.
Siripen Kalayanarooj; Hem Sagar Rimal; Alex Andjaparidze; Varunee Vatcharasaevee; Ananda Nisalak; Richard G Jarman; Piyawan Chinnawirotpisan; Mammen P Mammen; Edward C Holmes; Robert V Gibbons
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  77     ISSN:  0002-9637     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  2007 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-09-10     Completed Date:  2007-11-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370507     Medline TA:  Am J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  534-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health, Bangkok, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever / epidemiology*
Dengue Virus / genetics
Disease Outbreaks*
Indonesia / epidemiology
Time Factors

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