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Volume 19, Number 10—October 2013

Dispatch

Chikungunya Fever Outbreak, Bhutan, 2012

Sonam Wangchuk, Piyawan Chinnawirotpisan, Tshering Dorji, Tashi Tobgay, Tandin Dorji, In-Kyu Yoon, and Stefan FernandezComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Ministry of Health, Thimphu, Bhutan (S. Wangchuk, T. Dorji, T. Tobgay, T. Dorji); Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand (P. Chinnawirotpisan, I.-K. Yoon, S. Fernandez)

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Table 1

IgM ELISA results and signs and symptoms for patients with suspected chikungunya fever, Bhutan, 2012

District, patient sex No. patients Mean age, y No. positive samples/no. tested (%) No. patients for whom medical history obtained No. (%) patients with sign/symptom
Fever Arthralgia Headache Rash
Chuka
F 21 19.6 2/21 (9.5) 3 3 (100) 1 (33) 0 0
M
28
28.8
8/27 (29.6)
5
5 (100)
2 (40)
3 (60)
0
Samtse
F 40 28.2 3/39 (7.7) 25 25 (100) 14 (56) 19 (76) 3 (12)
M
50
28.2
7/47 (14.9)
30
30 (100)
16 (53)
20 (67)
1 (3)
Thimphu
F 23 32.4 6/23 (26.1) 2 2 (100) 2 (100) 2 (100) 0
M
53
36.1
10/53 (18.9)
14
14 (100)
13 (93)
11 (79)
2 (14)
Total 215 36/210 (17) 79 79 (100) 48 (60.1) 55 (69.6) 6 (7.6)

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