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During the first countrywide outbreak of dengue hemorrhagic fever in Bangladesh, we conducted surveillance for dengue at a hospital in Dhaka. Of 176 patients, primarily adults, found positive for dengue, 60.2% had dengue fever, 39.2% dengue hemorrhagic fever, and 0.6% dengue shock syndrome. The Dengue virus 3 serotype was detected in eight patients.
To the Editor: Nepal is situated on the southern slopes of the Himalayas, surrounded by India on 3 sides and China to the north. Nepal's altitude ranges from 8,848 m in the Himalayas to 90 m in the Terai, the southern, low, fl atland bordering In-dia. Nepal is a disease-endemic area for many vector-borne diseases, including malaria, kala-azar, Japanese… (More)
Dengue fever emerged in Bangladesh in 2000. We tested 225 serum samples from febrile patients and 184 blood donors in 1996 and 1997 for dengue antibodies; 55 (24.4% ) febrile patients had dengue antibodies ( 65.5% with secondary infection pattern), compared with one (0.54%) donor (p <0.001), suggesting that dengue transmission was ongoing well before 1996.