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Volume 24, Number 8—August 2018

Detection of Dengue Virus among Children with Suspected Malaria, Accra, Ghana

Nicholas Amoako, Samuel Duodu, Francis E. Dennis, Joseph H.K. Bonney, Kwaku P. Asante, Juliana Ameh, Lydia Mosi, Takaya Hayashi, Eudosia E. Agbosu, Deborah Pratt, Darwin J. Operario, Barry Fields, Jie Liu, Eric R. Houpt, George E. Armah, Justin Stoler, and Gordon A. AwandareComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana (N. Amoako, S. Duodu, F.E. Dennis, J.H.K. Bonney, L. Mosi, T. Hayashi, E.E. Agbosu, D. Pratt, G.E. Armah, G.A. Awandare); Kintampo Health Research Centre, Kintampo, Ghana (N. Amoako, K.P. Asante); Ledzokuku Krowor Municipal Assembly Hospital, Teshie, Accra, Ghana (J. Ameh); Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan (T. Hayashi); University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA (D.J. Operario, J. Liu, E.R. Houpt); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (B. Fields); University of Miami, Florida, USA (J. Stoler).

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Table 2

Pathogens detected in study of dengue virus among 166 children with suspected malaria by using customized AFI TaqMan array card, Accra, Ghana, October 2016–July 2017*

Pathogen(s) No. (%) patients
Plasmodium spp. only 61 (36.8)
Dengue virus only 1 (0.6)
Plasmodium spp. + dengue virus 1 (0.6)
Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi 1 (0.6)
Rickettsia spp. 5 (3.0)
Coxiella burnetii + Plasmodium spp. 1 (0.6)
HIV 1 (0.6)
Unidentified (negative result) 95 (57.2)

*AFI, acute febrile illness.

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