20 YEARS OF PROGRESS IN DENGUE HEMORRHAGIC FEVER AND OTHER ARBOVIRAL DISEASES RESEARCH

Sumarmo Poorwo Soedarmo, Duane J. Gubler, Suharyono W., Thomas T. Suroso, Tatang K. Samsi, M. Masyhur, Suwardji Haksohusodo, Hansa Wulur, Gerald B. Jennings

20 YEARS OF PROGRESS IN DENGUE HEMORRHAGIC FEVER AND OTHER ARBOVIRAL DISEASES RESEARCH

Abstract


Throughout the 20 year history of U.S. Naval Medical Research Unit No. 2 Detachment (NAMRU), many viruses and viral diseases have been studied. The greatest emphasis has been in the field of arboviruses, specifically dengue virus, chikungunya virus, and Japanese B encephalitis virus. The initial focus of the work was to define the extent of the threat posed by these viruses. Studies were conducted to determine antibody prevalence, and to determine the etiologies of infectious febrile disease in hospitalized patients. Later the work advanced into more specific areas, especially the entomologic and clinical components of these viruses.

Little was known of the incidence or kind of arbovirus infections in Indonesia when NAMRU was established. Previous serological studies had used the cross reactive haemagglutination assay. Green et al. in 1973 provided convincing serological evidence of infections with chikungunya virus and group B arboviruses by using the specific virus neutralization assay. These results demonstrated the need for further studies to isolate the causative agent, to describe the epidemiology, and to investigate the clinical features of the associated disease.

Keywords


Dengue Hemorrhagic; Arboviral Diseases

Full Text: PDF

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.



Buletin Penelitian Kesehatan (Bulletin of Health Research, p-ISSN: 0125-9695. e-ISSN: 2338-3453) is published by Badan Penelitian dan Pengembangan Kesehatan, Ministry of Health of Republic of Indonesia
Main Indexing :

More...
Visitor Number : View BPK Statistics
Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.