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Journal of Infection and Molecular Biology

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J. Inf. Mol. Biol. 5(2): 27-28
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Naseer Ullah1, Tauseef Ahmad2,3*

1Centre for Animal Sciences, University of Swat, Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamic Republic of Pakistan; 2Department of Microbiology, Hazara University Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Islamic Republic of Pakistan; 3Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, School of Public Health, Southeast University, Nanjing (210009), Nanjing, China.

Abstract | Dengue fever is a viral disease and transmitted by Aedes aegypti. In Pakistan dengue is an epidemic since last twenty years. The current study was conducted to determine the frequency of dengue fever. A descriptive study was design (September-October, 2011). A total of 15 male dengue patients were admitted (mean age 35.5 years). All the patients were seropositive (IgM). High number of cases (53.33%) was recorded in age between 15-30 years. The traveling history shows that maximum number of individuals (86.66%) was infected in Lahore. Actively transmission of dengue infection is alarming signal for health authorities.

Keywords | Dengue fever, Flaviviridae, Aedes aegypti