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Volume 11, Number 5—May 2005
Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever

Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever

Dengue Antibody Prevalence in German Travelers

Ole Wichmann*Comments to Author , Annekathrin Lauschke*, Christina Frank†, Pei-Yun Shu‡, Matthias Niedrig†, Jyh-Hsiung Huang‡, Klaus Stark†, and Tomas Jelinek*
Author affiliations: *Berlin Institute of Tropical Medicine, Berlin, Germany; †Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany; ‡Center for Disease Control, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China

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Table 1

Prevalence of anti-dengue antibodies in 2,255 patients according to travel destination and time*

Years No. acute infections/total no. travelers (%)
Southeast Asia and
Indian subcontinent Sub-Saharan Africa Latin America and
the Caribbean
1996–1998 22/491 (4.5) 2/309 (0.6) 4/271 (1.5)
2002–2004 25/529 (4.7) 3/376 (0.8) 8/279 (2.9)
Total 47/1,020 (4.6) 5/685 (0.7) 12/550 (2.2)

*Four patients are not included in this analysis since they traveled to >1 continent.

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