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Volume 10, Number 4—April 2004

Dispatch

Dengue Fever Outbreak in a Recreation Club, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Yukiko Wagatsuma*, Robert F. Breiman*Comments to Author , Anowar Hossain*, and Mahbubur Rahman*
Author affiliations: *Centre for Health and Population Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Table 1

Characteristics of 13 dengue fever patients a,b,c

Case no. Age Sex Mac ELISA (peak outbreak period; Oct 21, 2001)a PCR (Oct 17, 2001; with fever within the past 5 days) Mac ELISA (Nov 21–26, 2001) Onset of illness Occupation
1
26
Male
Primary
-
Primary
01/10/01
Assistant security
2
35
Male
Secondary
-
Secondary
10/10/01
Security guard
3
40
Male
Primary
Negative
Negative
11/10/01
Security guard
4
26
Male
Secondary
-
Secondary
11/10/01
Gardener
5
24
Male
Primary
Negative
Negative
12/10/01
Receptionist
6
22
Male
Secondary
Negative
Secondary
13/10/01
Tennis ball boy
7
27
Male
Negative
Negative
Secondary
14/10/01
Waiter
8
33
Male
Primary
-
Primary
14/10/01
Cook
9
30
Male
Primary
-
Negative
15/10/01
Baker
10
38
Male
-
-
Secondary
15/10/01
Laundry staff
11
38
Female
Secondary
-
Secondary
16/10/01
Laundry staff
12
38
Male
Negative
Den-3
Primary
17/10/01
Confectioner
13 34 Male - - Primary 19/10/01 Gardener

aFever duration > 3 days and serologically confirmed. Those who reported in the table were only for those continuously worked from October 17 to November 2001 (4 employees were no longer working at the club and not available on Nov 21–26, 2001; their Mac ELISA results on October 17 included one specimen positive for primary infection and the others negative).
bSerologic survey on Nov 21–26 indicated two more employees, not included in this table, who had dengue antibodies (one primary and one secondary pattern). They did not have symptoms; thus, they were not included as case-employees.
cELISA, enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay; PCR, polymerase chain reaction.

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