Dengue seroconversion among israeli travelers to tropical countries

Israel Potasman, Isaac Srugo, Eli Schwartz

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We tested for dengue seroconversion among 104 Israeli young adults who traveled to tropical countries for at least 3 months. Seven (6.7%) seroconverted during travel; four (3.8%) had immunoglobulin (Ig) M antibodies; one was symptomatic with borderline IgM and a rise in IgG; two others (1.9%) had a rise in IgG titers, without detectable IgM. All four IgM- positive patients had traveled to Southeast Asia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)824-827
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


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