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Volume 14, Number 10—October 2008

Letter

Identification of All Dengue Serotypes in Nepal

Sarala Malla, Garib D. Thakur, Sanjaya K. Shrestha, Manas K. Banjeree, Laxmi B. Thapa, Gyanendra Gongal, Prakash Ghimire, Bishnu P. Upadhyay, Purosotam Gautam, Shyam Khanal, Ananda Nisaluk, Richard G. Jarman, and Robert V. GibbonsComments to Author 
Author affiliations: National Public Health Laboratory, Kathmandu, Nepal (S. Malla, B.P. Upadhyay, S. Khanal); Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, Kathmandu (G.D. Thakur, M.K. Banjeree, L.B. Thapa, P. Gautam); Walter Reed/Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Kathmandu (S.K. Shrestha); WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia, New Delhi, India (G. Gongal); Tribhuvan University, Tribhuvan, Nepal (P. Ghimire); United States Army Medical Command–Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand (A. Nisaluk, R.G. Jarman, R.V. Gibbons);

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Dengue laboratory test results, National Public Health Laboratory, Nepal, and AFRIMS, Bangkok, 2006*

Patient no. Age, y Gender Residence Travel history ELISA RT-PCR
1 39 M Kathmandu Unknown Positive DEN-3
2 48 M Banke Yes Negative DEN-3
3 18 M Banke No Negative DEN-3
4 20 M Banke No Negative DEN-3
5 22 M Banke No Negative DEN-3
6 25 M Banke No Negative DEN-3
7 25 M Kathmandu Unknown Negative DEN-1
8 26 F Kathmandu Unknown Positive DEN-3
9 38 M Parsa No Negative DEN-4
10 16 M Dhading Unknown Negative DEN-2
11 25 M Jhapa No Positive ND
12 37 F Parsa Unknown Positive ND
13 38 M Dhading No Positive ND
14 24 M Banke No Positive ND
15 36 M Banke No Positive ND
16 22 M Parsa Unknown Positive ND
17 5 F Rupandehi No Positive ND
18 13 M Dang No Positive ND
19 35 F Parsa No Positive ND
20 20 M Kathmandu Yes Positive ND
21 40 M Kapilbastu No Positive ND
22 20 F Rupandehi No Positive ND
23 42 M Dang No Positive ND
24 65 M Banke Yes Positive ND
25 28 M Dang No Positive ND

*AFRIMS, Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences; RT-PCR, reverse transcription–PCR; DEN, dengue; ND, not done.

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