SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.50 issue1Epidemiology of the cardiac sudden deathQuality control of acid fast bacilli of sputum smears microscopy in tuberculosis provincial reference laboratories in Cuba author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand




  • Have no cited articlesCited by SciELO

Related links

  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO


Revista Cubana de Higiene y Epidemiología

On-line version ISSN 1561-3003


HOYOS RIVERA, Antulio  and  PEREZ RODRIGUEZ, Antonio. Prevalence of recent dengue infection in San Mateo, Anzoategui, Venezuela, 2007-2008. Rev Cubana Hig Epidemiol [online]. 2012, vol.50, n.1, pp.25-28. ISSN 1561-3003.

Background: Dengue is an infection with different clinical ways of presentation and of a great significance at world scale. Objective: To characterize the prevalence of the recent infection due to dengue in San Mateo town. Methods: Universe included 15 000 inhabitants represented by a sample of 535 who were selected by a simple randomized method. A clinical and seroepidemiologic survey was applied. For prevalence estimation authors used the rate by 100 inhabitants. Results: The prevalence found was of 14.95 % (95 % CI: 12.1-18.3) involving all age groups and genders. Some cases with a typical clinical picture had an IgM negative. Conclusion: "San Mateo" town is an area of dengue transmission.

Keywords : Prevalence; dengue; seroepidemiologic study.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish


Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License