ISSN: 0973-7510

E-ISSN: 2581-690X

Magda A. Gamil1, Zaki M. Eisa2, Saleh A. Eifan3 and Basheer A. Al-Sum3
1Microbiology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Al-Azhar University, Cairo R695-11651, Egypt.
2Virology, King Fahd Hospital, Jazan, Saudi Arabia.
3Department of Botany and Microbiology, College of Science, King Saud University,
P.O. Box 2455, Riyadh 11451, Saudi Arabia.
J Pure Appl Microbiol. 2014;8(1):225-231
© The Author(s). 2014
Received: 18/12/2013 | Accepted: 21/01/2014 | Published: 28/02/2014
Abstract

Dengue is a human arbovirus disease transmitted by the female mosquito of the genus Aedes. It from infection by one of four serotypes. Named dengue 1, 2, 3, and 4. It is the most important disease caused by an arbovirus worldwide, especially in the tropical and sub-tropical regions. A total of 553 patients were reported as suspected cases of dengue fever with blood samples from April 2010 to ending March 2011, out of which 264 were confirmed to be positive serologically for dengue infection, amounting to 47.74% positivity rate. The highest number of cases were recorded in the month of April 73(27.69%), but lowest number was recorded in the month of August 2011 (2cases, 0.75%). Age wise distribution of cases revealed a range between 3-56 years, Saudi  215(81.44%), non-Saudi 49(18.56%).

Keywords

Dengue fever, Jizan area, Saudi Arabia

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