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Volume 10, Number 4—April 2004


Dengue Fever Outbreak in a Recreation Club, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Yukiko Wagatsuma*, Robert F. Breiman*Comments to Author , Anowar Hossain*, and Mahbubur Rahman*
Author affiliations: *Centre for Health and Population Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Table 2

Illness reported among employees and family members during the outbreak period, September–October 2001

Employee categories Family members with history of febrile illnesses during outbreak period Dengue laboratory test confirmation done for febrile illnesses among family members
13 employees with confirmed dengue
2.0% (1/51)a
No laboratory confirmation done
76 employees who did not have dengue and did not have a febrile illness during outbreak period
6.5% (14/215)a
6 febrile patients had laboratory tests and 2 were serologically confirmed as dengue fever at commercial pathology laboratories
11 employees who did not have dengue and who had a febrile illness during outbreak period
14.3% (6/42)b
No laboratory confirmation done
Total employees = 100 6.8% (21/308)a

aNumber of febrile illnesses/number of family members.
bp = 0.04 when compared with the percentage of febrile illness among family members of case-patients.

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