The prevalence of arboviral, rickettsial, and Hantaan-like viral antibody among schoolchildren in the Nile river delta of Egypt

Andrew Corwin, Moustafa Habib, James Olson, Daniell Scott, Thomas Ksiazek, Douglas M. Watts

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A serosurvey was conducted during October and November 1989 to estimate the prevalence of selected arboviral, rickettsial, and Hantaan viral antibody among a sample of schoolchildren from 4 villages in the Bilbeis area of the Nile river delta, Egypt. Blood specimens were obtained from subjects aged 8 to 14 years. Enzyme immunoassay testing of the sera indicated that the prevalence of antibody was 9% ( 21 223) for Sicilian sandfly fever, 4% ( 8 223) for Rift Valley fever, 3% ( 15 437) for West Nile virus and 9% ( 28 315) for Hantaan (HTN) virus. Antibody was demonstrated among 22% ( 93 418) of the same study subjects against Coxiella burnetii, 53% ( 199 373) against Rickettsia typhi, and 37% ( 137 371) against R. conorii.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)677-679
Number of pages3
JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Volume86
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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Viral Antibodies
Egypt
Rivers
Phlebotomus Fever
Rickettsia typhi
Rift Valley Fever
Hantaan virus
Coxiella burnetii
West Nile virus
Antibodies
Immunoenzyme Techniques
Serum

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The prevalence of arboviral, rickettsial, and Hantaan-like viral antibody among schoolchildren in the Nile river delta of Egypt. / Corwin, Andrew; Habib, Moustafa; Olson, James; Scott, Daniell; Ksiazek, Thomas; Watts, Douglas M.

In: Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 86, No. 6, 1992, p. 677-679.

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