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Seroprevalence of flaviviruses and risk factors for infection among long-term expatriates

Key Contact: Katie Anderson | Visit Activity Website

Activity Dates: July 2017 to July 2018

Country(ies): Thailand

Contact Information

Activity Description

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.

Activity Types


Academic Health Center Units

Medical School
     Department of Medicine

Other Academic Health Center Units
     Center for Global Health and Social Responsibility (CGHSR)

Other Collaborators

Watcharapong Piyaphanee, Travel Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok
Parichat Salee, Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, Chiang Mai University.

Partner Organizations

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)

Activity Topics

Infectious Disease, Zoonotic Disease