Sergio Vázquez

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In Cuba, 2 epidemics of dengue virus occurred: 1 caused by DEN-1 in 1977 and 1 caused by DEN-2 in 1981. The latter was associated with cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever/dengue shock syndrome (DHF/DSS). To study viral risk factors for DHF/DSS, a retrospective seroepidemiological survey was conducted in Cerro, a densely populated district in Havana City. The(More)
Clinical and serological studies were carried out on 114 patients admitted to hospital in Havana, Cuba with Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever and Dengue Shock Syndrome (DHF/DSS). Serological confirmation of dengue was obtained in 90% of cases, with 5% of cases primary and 95% secondary. Fever, haemorrhagic manifestations, vomiting and headache were the most(More)
OBJECTIVES After more than 15 years without dengue activity, a dengue II epidemic was reported in Cuba in 1997. Three thousand and twelve serologically confirmed cases were reported, with 205 dengue hemorrhagic fever/dengue shock syndrome (DHF/DSS) cases and 12 fatalities. This report presents the clinical, serologic, and virologic findings in the 12 fatal(More)
Tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) are beneficial for the treatment of renal cell carcinoma (RCC), gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs), and other tumors. The antitumor activity of sunitinib has been based on time-related parameters such as progression-free survival (PFS) and overall survival (OS). Advances in(More)
Antibodies against dengue virus type 2 and 4 proteins in acute-phase sera of 10 primary and 10 secondary dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever patients were studied by Western blotting. In the first group the immune response was barely detectable, while in the second group more proteins were detected, with a very strong reaction. Anti-NS1 and -NS3(More)
For the classification of dengue cases the WHO/PAHO includes the hemagglutination inhibition test as one of the serological techniques used to this end and it is also accepted the possibility of using the ELISA with a titer equivalent to that established by the IH. In this paper, it is explained the usefulness of the inhibition ELISA for the classification(More)
This paper presents a standardized procedure for the detection of IgM antibodies to dengue virus in blood samples taken from filter paper. The samples were obtained from 118 patients, of whom 91 had been clinically diagnosed with dengue and 27 with a viral infection unrelated to that disease. The first group of patients came from Costa Rica and Nicaragua(More)
The principal aim of this work was to report the reintroduction of dengue virus serotype 3 in the Americas after an absence of 17 years. In addition, it describes the most common symptoms associated with classical dengue and hemorrhagic dengue and presents data on the distribution of the epidemic in the various comprehensive local health care systems of(More)
It is reported the nucleotide and amino acidic sequence of a great variability region in the dengue 2 virus genome, starting from the RNA of the original virus with no passage in the isolation systems. It is compared with the first strain of dengue 2 isolated during the 1981 epidemic with 4 passages in lactating mouse. Results show that the nucleotide(More)