Rural-urban comparisons of dengue seroprevalence in Malaysia

  title={Rural-urban comparisons of dengue seroprevalence in Malaysia},
  author={Cheng Hoon Chew and Yuan Liang Woon and Faridah Mohd Amin and Tassha Hilda Binti Adnan and Asmah Hani Abdul Wahab and Zul Edzhar Ahmad and Mohd Adam Bujang and Abdul Muneer Abdul Hamid and Rahman Jamal and Wei Seng Chen and Chee Peng Hor and Lena Lay Ling Yeap and Ling Ping Hoo and Pik Pin Goh and Teck Onn Lim},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
BACKGROUND Each year an estimated 390 million dengue infections occur worldwide. In Malaysia, dengue is a growing public health concern but estimate of its disease burden remains uncertain. We compared the urban-rural difference of dengue seroprevalence and determined age-specific dengue seroprevalence in Malaysia. METHODS We undertook analysis on 11,821 subjects from six seroprevalence surveys conducted in Malaysia between 2001 and 2013, which composed of five urban and two rural series… CONTINUE READING