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Seroprevalence of flaviviruses and risk factors for infection among long-term expatriates
Activity Dates: July 2017 to July 2018
This will be a cross-sectional study designed to collect demographic, clinical, and other risk factor data that may be related to risk of flavivirus infection among expatriates residing in Thailand or other countries in southeast Asia for at least a year. Blood specimens will be drawn from all enrolled participants and subsequently tested for evidence of seropositivity to dengue virus (DENV), Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV), and Zika virus (ZIKV). Approximately 400 individuals will be enrolled, with approximately 200 from Bangkok and 200 from Chiang Mai.
Academic Health Center Units
Department of Medicine
Other Academic Health Center Units
Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility (CGHSR)
Watcharapong Piyaphanee, Travel Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok
Parichat Salee, Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Chiang Mai University.
Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, Thailand
University of Minnesota AHC Global Health Seed Grant (via Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility)
Infectious Disease, Zoonotic Disease