- RESPIRATORY BACTERIA & VIRUSES
- TROPICAL DISEASES
- IMMUNOSUPPRESSIVE VIRUSES
- BLOOD-BORNE VIRUSES
- ENTERIC VIRUSES
Dengue is the most common mosquito-borne viral disease in the Southeast Asia for decades. However, the recent emergence of Chikungunya virus and Zika virus has created a new challenge for the public health. The three arboviral diseases (Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika) can produce very similar clinical symptoms, hindering clinical diagnosis by health workers, creating problems for appropriate case management, and sometimes triggering fatal events. Serological diagnosis has presented further difficulties, due to the cross-reaction between IgM/ IgG antibodies of the dengue and Zika viruses, complicating laboratory confirmation and compromising epidemiological surveillance.