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Volume 17, Number 8—August 2011

Letter

No Evidence of Dengue Virus Circulation in Rural Gabon

Xavier PourrutComments to Author , Dieudonné Nkoghé, Jean-Paul Gonzalez, and Eric Leroy
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Montpellier, France (X. Pourrut, E. Leroy); Centre International de Recherches Médicales, Franceville, Gabon (X. Pourrut, D. Nkoghé, J.-P. Gonzalez, E. Leroy); Ministère de la Santé Publique, Libreville, Gabon (D. Nkoghé)

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Prevalence of IgG and IgM against dengue virus in humans and nonhuman primates, Gabon*

Province No. positive/no. tested (% positive)
Humans
Pet monkeys†
Wild monkeys‡
IgG IgM IgG IgM IgG IgM
Estuaire 5/286 (1.7) 1/95 (1.1) 0/13 (0) 0/13 (0) 0/1 (0) 0/1 (0)
Haut-Ogooué 1/364 (0.3) 0/80 (0) 0/8 (0) 0/8 (0) 0/1 (0) 0/1 (0)
Moyen-Ogooué 3/558 (0.5) 1/113 (0.9) 0/10 (0) 0/10 (0) 0/7 (0) 0/7 (0)
Ngounié 0/146 (0) 0/60 (0) 0/51(0) 0/51 (0) 0/5 (0) 0/5 (0)
Nyanga 1/774 (0.1) 0/151 (0) 0/33 (0) 0/33 (0) 0/2 (0) 0/2 (0)
Ogooué Ivindo 5/499 (1) 0/105 (0) 0/31(0) 0/31 (0) 0/3 (0) 0/3 (0)
Ogooué-Lolo 0/416 (0) 0/90 (0) 0/11 (0) 0/11 (0) 0/3 (0) 0/3 (0)
Ogooué-Maritime 2/197 (1) 1/72 (1.4) 0 0 0/18 (0) 0/18 (0)
Woleu-Ntem
3/831 (0.4)
2/163 (1.2)

0/29 (0)
0/29 (0)

0/10 (0)
0/10 (0)
Total 20/4,341 (0.5) 5/930 (0.5) 0/186 (0) 0/186 (0) 0/50 (0) 0/50 (0)

*Ig, immunoglobulin.
Cercopithecus cephus, C. nictitans, C. neglectus, C. pogonias, C. solatus, Cercocebus torquatus, Gorilla gorilla, Lophocebus albigena, Mandrillus sphinx, Miopithecus ogoouensis, and Pan troglodytes species.
Cercopithecus cephus, C. nictitans, C. neglectus, C. pogonias, Cercocebus torquatus, Mandrillus sphinx, and Perodictitus potto species.

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