Prevalence of West Nile virus in Mashhad, Iran: A population-based study

Meshkat, Z. and Chinikar, S. and Shakeri, M. and Manavifar, L. and Moradi, M. and Mirshahabi, H. and Jalali, T. and Khakifirouz, S. and Shahhosseini, N. (2015) Prevalence of West Nile virus in Mashhad, Iran: A population-based study. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine, 8 (3). pp. 203-205.

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Objective: To evaluate the prevalence of West Nile virus seropositivity in the general population of Mashhad, Northeast of Iran. Methods: One hundred and eighty two individuals living in the city of Mashhad were studied using cluster sampling method. Both IgM and IgG antibodies against WNV were detected by ELISA method. Results: In this study, the overall IgG seroprevalence of positive West Nile virus was 11; however, IgM antibody was not found in the participants. Conclusions: Our study suggested that the prevalence rate of West virus is considerable in Mashhad city. It seems necessary for clinicians and health care workers to be aware of WNV infection in the Northeast Iran. © 2015 Hainan Medical College.

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Additional Information: Cited By :19 Export Date: 16 February 2020 Correspondence Address: Chinikar, S.; Arboviruses and Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers Laboratory (National Ref. Lab), Pasteur Institute of IranIran; email:
Uncontrolled Keywords: Iran Population Prevalence West Nile virus immunoglobulin G antibody immunoglobulin M antibody adult aged antibody detection Article autumn controlled study enzyme linked immunosorbent assay female human major clinical study male middle aged population research priority journal seroprevalence spring summer virus detection West Nile fever West Nile flavivirus winter
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases
Divisions: Mashhad University of Medical Sciences
Depositing User: mr lib5 lib5
Date Deposited: 16 May 2020 11:52
Last Modified: 16 May 2020 11:52

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