Authors’ addresses: Moustafa Abdel Fadeel, Serology/Chemistry Section, Laboratory Unit, Disease Surveillance Program, Naval Medical Research Unit Number 3, PSC 452, Box 5000 (Attn: Coe 304A), FPO AE 09835-0007, Cairo, Egypt, Fax: 20-2-684-1375, E-mail:
Acknowledgments: We thank Paul Duffey (California State Health Department Laboratory, Berkley, CA) for supplying Hd monoclonal antibody for use in this study. This work was presented in part at the 51st American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 10–14, 2002.
Financial support: This research was supported by the United States Department of Defense Global Emerging Infectious Disease Surveillance Program (GEIS) number 323987M906.
Disclaimer: The opinions and assertions contained herein are the private ones of the authors and are not to be construed as official or as reflecting the views of the Navy Department, the Department of Defense, the United States Government, or the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population.
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