Shu-Fen Chang

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Airport fever screening in Taiwan, July 2003-June 2004, identified 40 confirmed dengue cases. Results obtained by capture immunoglobulin (Ig) M and IgG enzyme-linked immunoassay, real time 1-step polymerase chain reaction, and virus isolation showed that 33 (82.5%) of 40 patients were viremic. Airport fever screening can thus quickly identify imported(More)
We presented our surveillance results on imported dengue cases in Taiwan during 2003-2007. A total of 542 imported dengue patients were identified. The travelers were infected in 17 countries in Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, East African islands, South Pacific islands, and Central America. Most of these imported cases were infected in Southeast(More)
A quantitative one-step SYBR Green I-based reverse transcription (RT)-PCR system was developed for the detection and differentiation of four different dengue virus serotypes in acute-phase serum samples. A set of group- and serotype-specific primer pairs was designed against conserved sequences in the core region and evaluated for clinical diagnosis. A(More)
We present our surveillance results on imported dengue cases in Taiwan during 2008-2010. A total of 734 imported dengue patients were identified. The travelers were arriving from 18 countries, including Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, South Pacific islands, and Latin America. Gene sequences from 358 dengue virus (DENV) isolates were used to perform(More)
An NS1 serotype-specific indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was developed to differentiate primary and secondary dengue virus infections and serotypes of primary dengue virus infection. For this report, we carried out retrospective seroepidemiologic studies on serum samples collected from residents of Liuchiu Hsiang, Pingtung County, an(More)
Envelope and membrane (E/M) and nonstructural protein NS1 serotype-specific capture Immunoglobulin M (IgM) enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays (ELISAs) were developed to differentiate four dengue virus serotypes. A total of 93 anti-dengue virus IgM-positive serum samples collected between days 5 and 45 of illness from 59 confirmed dengue patients were(More)
Table. Data and diagnostic test results for 14 imported chikungunya cases, Taiwan, 2006–2009* Case no. Date† Country‡ Days postonset of illness§ Real-time qRT-PCR result, PFU/mL IgM/IgG ELISA¶ IFA titer (IgM + IgG + IgA) Virus strain Virus genotype E1–226 GenBank accession no. 1 2006 Nov 20 Singapore 2, 17 10, ND 0.257/0.090, 3.164/2.010 <10, 640 0611aTw(More)
Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a mosquito-borne zoonotic disease caused by the Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV). Pigs and water birds are the main amplifying and maintenance hosts of the virus. In this study, we conducted a JEV survey in mosquitoes captured in pig farms and water bird wetland habitats in Taiwan during 2005 to 2012. A total of 102,633(More)