Serological co-infection of dengue and COVID-19: case series in Bangladesh


  • Tahmina Zahan Department of Pharmacology, Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College
  • Morshed Nasir Department of Pharmacology, Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College
  • Afzal Akhtar Department of Medicine, Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College Hospital
  • A. F. M. Mohibur Rahman Department of Pharmacology, Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College
  • Tanha E. Nahin Department of Medicine, Holy Family Red Crescent Medical College



Dengue, COVID-19, Co-infection, Bangladesh


Parallel symptoms and laboratory findings between dengue and coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pretense a diagnostic contest in some dengue-endemic countries in Asia. In this study, we described ten cases of suspected COVID-19-dengue co-infection in a tertiary care hospital in Bangladesh. Serological data showed that patients with positive results for dengue virus (DENV) NS1 antigen and anti-dengue IgG and IgM were also reactive to COVID-19 rapid antibody tests, suggesting dengue with COVID-19 coinfection. The present study indicated a public health concern regarding COVID-19 and dengue detection in Bangladesh as well as in other dengue-endemic countries and it was important for these nations to manage both pathogens concurrently.


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How to Cite

Zahan, T., Nasir, M., Akhtar, A., Rahman, A. F. M. M., & Nahin, T. E. (2021). Serological co-infection of dengue and COVID-19: case series in Bangladesh. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 9(1), 320–323.



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