Isolation and Serotyping of Dengue Viruses by Mosquito Inoculation Technique from Clinically Suspected Cases of Dengue Fever

Dengue virus was isolated from 44 clinically suspected cases of dengue fever by mosquito inoculation technique using Aedes aegypti mosquito in the department of virology, BSMMU in the year 2000. Identification of dengue virus was done by direct fluorescent antibody technique using FITC conjugated anti-dengue monoclonal antibody and serotyping was carried out by indirect fluorescent antibody technique using serotype specific monoclonal anti-dengue antibody. The dengue virus isolation rate was 41.9%.

 

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