Medical examiner samples: a source for dengue surveillance.

José G. Rigau-Pérez, Jose V Torres, John Mosely Hayes, Vance Vorndam, Gary G. Clark

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Abstract

Post-mortem medical examiner samples may be useful for sentinel surveillance of disorders usually detected by antibody determinations on specimens from ill patients or from surveys. We found anti-dengue IgM positivity in 3% (23/780) and anti-dengue IgG positivity in 77% (597/777) of sera obtained at the Puerto Rico medical examiner (Institute of Forensic Sciences) in December 2000, April 2001, and October 2001. This approach may be a useful alternative for estimating the population prevalence of serologic markers for dengue and other infectious diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-69
Number of pages3
JournalPuerto Rico Health Sciences Journal
Volume25
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Coroners and Medical Examiners
Dengue
Sentinel Surveillance
Forensic Sciences
Puerto Rico
Communicable Diseases
Antibodies
Serum
Population

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Rigau-Pérez, J. G., Torres, J. V., Mosely Hayes, J., Vorndam, V., & Clark, G. G. (2006). Medical examiner samples: a source for dengue surveillance. Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal, 25(1), 67-69.

Medical examiner samples : a source for dengue surveillance. / Rigau-Pérez, José G.; Torres, Jose V; Mosely Hayes, John; Vorndam, Vance; Clark, Gary G.

In: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal, Vol. 25, No. 1, 03.2006, p. 67-69.

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Rigau-Pérez, JG, Torres, JV, Mosely Hayes, J, Vorndam, V & Clark, GG 2006, 'Medical examiner samples: a source for dengue surveillance.', Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 67-69.
Rigau-Pérez JG, Torres JV, Mosely Hayes J, Vorndam V, Clark GG. Medical examiner samples: a source for dengue surveillance. Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal. 2006 Mar;25(1):67-69.
Rigau-Pérez, José G. ; Torres, Jose V ; Mosely Hayes, John ; Vorndam, Vance ; Clark, Gary G. / Medical examiner samples : a source for dengue surveillance. In: Puerto Rico Health Sciences Journal. 2006 ; Vol. 25, No. 1. pp. 67-69.
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