Special Issue "Diagnosis of Dengue and Other Flaviviral Infections"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: flavivirus; arbovirus; diagnosis; virus-like particle; antibody response; evolution; quasispecies
Based on the WHO Report on “Global strategy for dengue prevention and control, 2012-2020”, the specific goal is to reduce mortality and morbidity from dengue by 2020 by at least 50% and 25%, respectively (using 2010 as the baseline). Although mortality from severe dengue is generally low in countries with good clinical management, the morbidity and economic burden on health services remains substantial in endemic settings. Diagnosis of dengue infection cannot only be complicated by a wide variety of conditions, such as co-circulation of other arboviral infection, but also bacterial and parasitic diseases much be considered in the differential diagnosis, depending on local disease epidemiology, travel history, and the clinical picture. The traditional choice of laboratory test relies on the onset of illness. New point-of-care technologies are being developed to improve performance, in some cases with the potential to test for multiple pathogens using a single specimens.
The goal of this Special Issue is to gain insights into how the utilization of new diagnostics in dengue diagnosis affects patient care and health outcomes in LMIC, including cost and discrimination from other flaviviral infection. Special attention can include recent diagnosis of patients co-infected by SARS-CoV-2 and dengue.
Dr. Day-Yu Chao
Dr. Ranjan Ramasamy
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