Dengue laboratory diagnosis: Still some room for improvement

Sergio Isaac De La Cruz Hernández, Jorge Reyes-Del Valle, Enrique Villegas-Del Angel, Juan E. Ludert, Rosa M. Del Angel

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Abstract

Dengue is the most important and widely distributed arthropod-borne viral disease affecting humans. The number of dengue virus infections has steadily grown and more than 100 countries survey dengue incidence every year. Due to the lack of an approved antiviral treatment or licensed preventative vaccine, accurate and opportune diagnosis is commended for efficient dengue epidemiological surveillance, to propose control measures in order to curtail outbreaks timely and treat patients satisfactorily. In this review, the basis, application and indications for different diagnostic tests are described, and their advantages and limitations considered. At the end of this piece, we speculate what the future may hold for the diagnosis of dengue infections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)845-857
Number of pages13
JournalFuture Virology
Volume10
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2015

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Keywords

  • dengue diagnostic
  • dengue serological tests
  • dengue virus
  • epidemiological surveillance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology

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De La Cruz Hernández, S. I., Reyes-Del Valle, J., Villegas-Del Angel, E., Ludert, J. E., & Del Angel, R. M. (2015). Dengue laboratory diagnosis: Still some room for improvement. Future Virology, 10(7), 845-857. https://doi.org/10.2217/fvl.15.59