Acute Arboviral Infections in Guinea, West Africa, 2006

@inproceedings{Jentes2010AcuteAI,
  title={Acute Arboviral Infections in Guinea, West Africa, 2006},
  author={Emily S. Jentes and Jaimie Sue Robinson and Barbara Wilmot Johnson and I. M. Conde and Yosse Sakouvougui and Jennifer F Iverson and Shanna Beecher and M. Alpha Bah and Fousseny Diakite and Mamadi Coulibaly and Daniel G. Bausch},
  booktitle={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2010}
}
Acute febrile illnesses comprise the majority of the human disease burden in sub-Saharan Africa. We hypothesized that arboviruses comprised a considerable proportion of undiagnosed febrile illnesses in Guinea and sought to determine the frequency of arboviral disease in two hospitals there. Using a standard case definition, 47 suspected cases were detected in approximately 4 months. Immunoglobulin M antibody capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays and plaque-reduction neutralization assays… CONTINUE READING

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