Dengue fever among israeli expatriates in Delhi, 2015: Implications for dengue incidence in Delhi, India

Ami Neuberger*, Avigail Turgeman, Yaniv Lustig, Eli Schwartz

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

We present the data of 13 dengue cases diagnosed between 1 August and 15 September 2015 among 240 Israeli expatriates residing in Delhi. Attack rates were similar between adults (6/128, 4.7%) and children (7/112, 6.3%). Dengue virus (DENV-2) was identified in two and DENV-1 in one dengue-seropositive sample. Another febrile patient was diagnosed with chikungunya virus infection. The reported incidence of dengue fever among people living in Delhi was lower than 0.1% as of September 2015. Based on our results, we hypothesize that the incidence of dengue fever in Delhi is grossly underestimated.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Travel Medicine
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2016

Keywords

  • Delhi
  • Dengue
  • Dengue fever
  • Epidemiology
  • India

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Dengue fever among israeli expatriates in Delhi, 2015: Implications for dengue incidence in Delhi, India'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this