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Volume 19, Number 10—October 2013

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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 2

IgM ELISA and PCR results for 78 patients with suspected chikungunya fever, Bhutan, 2012*

District, patient sex, no. patients IgM ELISA†
Nested reverse transcription PCR‡
No. positive/no. tested (%) No. negative/no. tested (%) No. not tested/no. total (%) No. positive/no. tested (%) No. negative/no. tested (%)
Chuka§
F, n = 6 0/6 NA NA
6/6 (100) 2/6 (33) 4/6 (67)
M, n = 10 0/10 NA NA


10/10 (100)


3/10 (30)
7/10 (70)
Samtse¶
F, n = 25 1/24 (4) 0/1 1/1 (100)
23/24 (96) 12/23 (52) 11/23 (48)
1/25 (4) 1/1 (100) 0/1
M, n = 34 6/32 (19) 4/6 (67) 2/6 (33)
26/32 (81) 9/26 (35) 17/26 (65)



2/34 (6)

0/2
2/2 (100)
Thimphu‖
F, n = 1 0/1 NA NA
1/1 (100) 0/1 1/1 (100)
M, n = 2 1/2 (50) 0/1 1/1 (100)


1/2 (50)


1/1 (100)
0/1
Total 8/75 (11) 67/75 (89) 3/59 (5) 32/78 (41) 46/78 (59)

*NA, not applicable.
†Results reported by the Public Health Laboratory, Department of Public Health, Ministry of Health, Thimphu, Bhutan.
‡Results reported by the Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangkok, Thailand.
§Mean age for female patients was 28.1 y; mean age for male patients was 26.5 y.
¶Mean age for female patients was 28.8 y; mean age for male patients was 28.7 y.
‖Mean age for female patients was not reported; mean age for male patients was 31 y.

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