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Volume 17, Number 12—December 2011


Seroprevalence of Alkhurma and Other Hemorrhagic Fever Viruses, Saudi Arabia

Ziad A. MemishComments to Author , Ali Albarrak, Mohammad A. Almazroa, Ibrahim Al-Omar, Rafat Alhakeem, Abdullah M. Assiri, Shamsudeen Fagbo, Adam MacNeil, Pierre E. Rollin, Nageeb Abdullah, and Gwen Stephens
Author affiliations: Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Z.A. Memish, M.A. Almazroa, I. Al-Omar, R. Alhakeem, A. Assiri, S. Fagbo, N. Abdullah, G. Stephens); Riyadh Military Hospital, Riyadh (A. Albarrak); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (A. MacNeil, P.E. Rollin); University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (G. Stephens)

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Serologic status of 1,024 soldiers evaluated for IgG and IgM ELISA reactivity against AHFV, CCHF, DENV, and RVFV antigens, Saudi Arabia, 2009*

Virus No. (%) IgG reactive No. IgM reactive No. symptomatic Seroprevalence/100 soldiers tested
RVFV 20 (2.0) 1 1 (rash) 1.95
AHFV 13 (1.3) 0 0 1.27
CCHF 6 (0.6) 0 0 0.58
DENV 1 (0.1) 0 0 0.1
Total 40 (3.9) 1 1 3.9

*AHFV, Alkhurma hemorrhagic fever virus; CCHF, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever; DENV, dengue virus; RVFV, Rift Valley fever virus.

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