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Am. J. Biomed. Sci. 2013, 5(4), 250-252; doi: 10.5099/aj130400250
Received: 7 November 2013; | Revised: 24 November 2013; | Accepted: 8 December 2013


Dengue Virus Serotype 2 (DEN-2) is Common in Pakistan


Tauseef Ahmad*

Department of Microbiology, Hazara University, Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

*Corresponding Author

Tauseef Ahmad

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The aim of this editorial is to explore the outbreaks cause by different serotypes of dengue virus (DENV) in Pakistan in the past and also updates the epidemiology of dengue in Pakistan. In the preparation of this editorial various published literatures have been reviewed from international and national journals, local newspapers and books. Currently the Dengue is one of the most serious public health problem worldwide; especially in tropical and subtropical regions of the world [1-2]. Dengue is caused by arthropod-borne small spherical, single-stranded enveloped RNA virus known as dengue virus (DENV) belongs to family Flaviviridae and genus Flavivirus. The DENV infect mammalian and vector cells [3]. The four known serotypes of DENV cause the disease include dengue virus-1 (DEN-1), dengue virus-2 (DEN-2), dengue virus (DEN-3) and dengue virus-4 DEN-4. All the four serotypes have been identified from different regions of the world [4-5].

Keywords: Outbreak, Dengue virus, Flaviviridae, Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever.

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