Features of the Bio-Quant Dengue Virus IgM ELISA Kit:
The Dengue virus IgM ELISA test system is an enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the detection of IgM class antibodies to Dengue virus in human serum or plasma.
The mosquito-borne dengue viruses (serotype 1-4) cause dengue fever, a severe flu-like illness. The disease is prevalent in Third World tropical regions and spreading to sub-tropical developed countries - including the United States.
WHO estimates that 50-80 million cases of dengue fever occur worldwide each year, including a potentially deadly form of the disease called dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS).
Primary infection with dengue virus results in a self-limiting disease characterized by mild to high fever lasting 3 to 7 days, severe headache with pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pain, rash and vomiting.
Secondary infection is the more common form of the disease in many parts of Southeast Asia and South America. This form of the disease is more serious and can result in DHF and DSS.
The major clinical symptoms can include high fever, hemorrhagic events, and circulatory failure, and the fatality rate can be as high as 40%.
Early diagnosis of DSS is particularly important, as patients may die within 12 to 24 h if appropriate treatment is not administered.
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