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Volume 92, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

Abstract.

Because the prevalence of dengue fever in urban settings in Papua New Guinea is unknown, we investigated the presence of dengue using the NS1 antigen test in an outpatient-based prospective observational study at Port Moresby General Hospital. Of 140 patients with acute febrile illnesses, dengue fever was diagnosed in 14.9% (20 of 134; 95% confidence interval [95% CI] = 9.6–22.4). Malaria (2 of 137; 1.5%; 95% CI = 0.3–5.7), chikungunya (3 of 140; 2.1%; 95% CI = 0.6–6.6), and bacterial bloodstream infections (0 of 80; 0%; 95% CI = 0–5.7) were uncommon. Dengue fever should no longer be considered rare in Papua New Guinea.

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  • Received : 16 Jun 2014
  • Accepted : 18 Sep 2014

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