Skip directly to search Skip directly to A to Z list Skip directly to site content
CDC Home

Volume 9, Number 1—January 2003

Research

Texas Lifestyle Limits Transmission of Dengue Virus

Paul Reiter*Comments to Author , Sarah Lathrop*, Michel L. Bunning*, Brad J. Biggerstaff*, Daniel Singer*, Tejpratap Tiwari*, Laura Baber†, Manuel Amador*, Jaime Thirion‡, Jack Hayes§, Calixto Seca¶, Jorge Mendez‡, Bernardo Ramirez#, Jerome Robinson†, Julie Rawlings¶, Vance Vorndam*, Stephen Waterman*, Duane Gubler*, Gary Clark*, and Edward Hayes*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA; †City of Laredo Health Department, Laredo, Texas, USA; ‡Secretaria de Salud, Mexico City, Mexico; §University of Texas, Boerne, Texas, USA; ¶Texas Department of Health, Laredo, Texas, USA; #Secretaria de Salud de Tamaulipas, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Main Article

Table 1

Seroprevalence of anti-dengue immunoglobulin G (IgG) and IgM antibodies in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, and Laredo, Texas, United States

Nuevo Laredo Laredo
Households 313 309
Serum samples 288 228
IgM prevalence 16% (12 to 20)a 1.3% (0 to 3)a
IgG prevalence 48% (41 to 55)a 23% (17 to 28)a

aWeighted point estimate and (95% confidence interval).

Main Article

1The investigation plan was reviewed by the Human Subjects Coordinator at the National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and determined to be a public health response that did not require further human subjects review. Blood samples were taken only from consenting adults.

Top of Page

USA.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web PortalDepartment of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention   1600 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
800-CDC-INFO (800-232-4636) TTY: (888) 232-6348 - Contact CDC–INFO