Volume 19, Number 10—October 2013
Transition in the Cause of Fever from Malaria to Dengue, Northwestern Ecuador, 1990–2011
|Specimen||No. specimens||No. positive
||No. each dengue virus subtype
|ELISA||Reverse transcription PCR||1||2||3||4|
|Blood spot||41||Not applicable||7‡||0||3||5||0|
*Only 34 serum samples were tested by ELISA; only 1 of the 10 positive samples was also positive by PCR.
†Five samples were from male patients.
‡Three samples were from male patients. One patient was co-infected with both serotypes.
1Current affiliation: Universidad de las Américas, Quito, Ecuador.