Epidemiological and clinical observations on patients with dengue in Puerto Rico: results from the first year of enhanced surveillance--June 2005-May 2006.

@article{Ramos2008EpidemiologicalAC,
  title={Epidemiological and clinical observations on patients with dengue in Puerto Rico: results from the first year of enhanced surveillance--June 2005-May 2006.},
  author={Mary M. Ramos and D Ferm{\'i}n Arg{\"u}ello and Christine Luxemburger and Luz Qui{\~n}ones and Jorge Liras Mu{\~n}oz and Mark E. Beatty and Jean -Marie Lang and Kay M Tomashek},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2008},
  volume={79 1},
  pages={123-7}
}
From June 2005 to May 2006, a clinic-based enhanced surveillance system for dengue was implemented in a Puerto Rican municipality to provide a population-based measure of disease incidence and clinical outcomes. We obtained demographic and clinical information from suspected cases and performed serologic and virologic testing. We used World Health Organization (WHO) criteria to classify cases and applied a simplified case definition for severe dengue illness. There were 7.7 laboratory-positive… CONTINUE READING