Accession Number : AD0780960

Title :   Investigation of a Dengue Fever Epidemic in Colombia.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Jun 72-31 Dec 73,

Corporate Author : PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Horwitz,Abraham

Report Date : 01 MAY 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : During 1971-72 an epidemic of dengue fever occurred in Colombia, S. America. The magnitude, geographic extent, and epidemiological progression of the epidemic is described. Over 400,000 persons in a population of 2.1 million were estimated to have suffered dengue during a 12 months period. The virus, recovered from both man and mosquitoes, was identified as dengue serotype 2. The epidemic was clearly related to a re-infestation of the coastal area with A. aegypti mosquitoes. Surveillance for both the disease and the mosquitoe, supported in part by the grant, was used to guide control activities. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Dengue, *Colombia, Epidemiology, South America, Virus diseases, Viruses, Infectious diseases, Disease vectors, Culicidae, Aedes

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE