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Volume 21, Number 8—August 2015

Underrecognition of Dengue during 2013 Epidemic in Luanda, Angola

Tyler M. SharpComments to Author , Rosa Moreira, Maria José Soares, Lúis Miguel da Costa, Jennifer Mann, Mark J. Delorey, Elizabeth Hunsperger, Jorge L. Muñoz-Jordán, Candimar Colón, Harold S. Margolis, Adelaide de Caravalho, and Kay M. Tomashek
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Juan, Puerto Rico, USA (T.M. Sharp, E. Hunsperger, J.L. Muñoz-Jordán, C. Colón, H.S. Margolis, K.M. Tomashek); Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program–Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Luanda, Angola (R. Moreira); Ministry of Health of Angola, Luanda (M.S. Soares, L.M. da Costa, A. de Caravalho); Center for Global Health–Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Luanda (J. Mann); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA (M. DeLorey)

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Table 1

Demographic characteristics and medical history among participants in household cluster investigations of DENV infection, Luanda, Angola, 2013*

Characteristic Random clusters, n = 26 Case clusters, n = 21
Households per cluster, median (range) 3 (1–7) 4 (1–12)
Participants per household, median (range) 3 (1–13) 4 (1–12)
All participants 247 173
Male, no. (%) 98 (42) 78 (45)
Age, y, median (range) 22 (0–94) 25 (0–79)
Participants with evidence of recent DENV infection 25 (10) 16 (9)
Male, no. (%) 11 (48) 8 (50)
Age, y, median (range) 23 (7–65) 22 (4–42)
Fever within past 30 d, no. (%) 10 (43) 3 (23)
Fever in household member within past 30 d, no. (%) 9 (47) 10 (67)

*DENV, dengue virus. N = 420; 35 participants with equivocal anti-DENV IgM ELISA results were excluded from analysis.

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