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Volume 18, Number 10—October 2012

Research

Dengue Outbreaks in High-Income Area, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, 2003–2009

Chia-Hsien LinComments to Author , Karin L. Schiøler, Martin R. Jepsen, Chi-Kung Ho, Shu-Hua Li, and Flemming Konradsen
Author affiliations: University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark (C.-H. Lin, K.L. Schiøler, M.R. Jepsen, F. Konradsen); National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan (C.-H. Lin); Kaohsiung City Government, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan (C.-K. Ho, S.-H. Li); Kaohsiung Medical University, Kaohsiung City (C.-K. Ho); and National Sun Yat-Sen University, Kaohsiung City (S.-H. Li)

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Table 2

Comparison of reported clinical manifestations in persons with confirmed dengue virus infection (N = 2,087) detected through passive or active surveillance, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan, 2003–2009

Manifestation No. passive (%), n = 1,549 No. active (%), n = 538 p value*
Fever 1,509 (97.4) 392 (72.9) <0.001
Anorexia 916 (59.1) 218 (40.5) <0.001
Headache 829 (53.5) 224 (41.6) <0.001
Arthralgia 765 (49.4) 166 (30.9) <0.001
Rash 760 (49.1) 209 (38.8) <0.001
Myalgia 754 (48.7) 175 (32.5) <0.001
Thirst 694 (44.8) 168 (31.2) <0.001
Diarrhea 486 (31.4) 121 (22.5) <0.001
Nausea 447(28.9) 95 (17.7) <0.001
Pruritus 324 (20.9) 120 (22.3) 0.4941
Vomiting 296 (19.1) 53 (9.9) <0.001
Retro-orbital pain 182 (11.7) 43 (8.0) <0.001
Hemorrhagic manifestations 96 (6.2) 11 (2.0) <0.001

*Proportional difference in reporting of specific manifestation by passive and active surveillance.

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