VIROLOGY RESEARCH

Epidemiology and serological evaluation of arbovirus infection in Thailand

Study location

Study location

Bangkok Thailand

Research Lead

Research Lead

Thailand Ministry of Public Health

Study Specimens

Study Specimens

To be analyzed in both Thailand and the US

Rationale

Why this study is important

An accurate understanding of geographic and temporal seroprevalence trends is vital to reduce the public health impact of common arborvirus infections, including zika virus and dengue virus. Laboratory assays currently in use to examine the seroprevalence of these pathogens suffer from cross-reactivity and may mis-represent true seroprevalence. For technical and other reasons, our knowledge of flavivirus seroepidemiology in Thailand remains incomplete. This study offers an opportunity to examine historical and current flavivirus serodistribution, and will contribute to enhancing Thai laboratory capacity.

Dengue Fever and Zika Virus

Study Objective

  1. Explore the epidemiologic history and geographic distribution of clinically important flaviviruses (Dengue Fever and Zika virus) in a representative population in Thailand using serological tools