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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(11): 3301-3306
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.381


Co - Prevalence of Dengue, Chikungunya and Salmonella Infections in a Tertiary Care Hospital in South India
S. Nikhat Sheerin, Mohammed Nasaruddin, V.V. Shailaja and K. Nagamani
Department of Microbiology, Gandhi Medical College and Hospital, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
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Abstract:

Though dengue, chikungunya and typhoid fever have emerged as major public health problems in India, concurrent infection with these diseases is rarely reported. The present study was undertaken with the aim of determining the occurrence of dengue fever in febrile patients and co-infection with chikungunya and typhoid fever in South Indian population. Serum samples from 278 patients were tested during November- December 2017 for various parameters like Dengue IgM, Chikungunya IgM, Dengue IgG and Salmonella IgM by ELISA. The study population comprised 53% females and 47% males with age distribution ranging from 6 months to 75 years. The serological analysis revealed a rather high prevalence of 44% acute dengue among the study population. The presence of Chikungunya infection was noted in 29% while 15% had evidence of typhoid. Interestingly, 100% of the patients tested showed dengue IgG seropositivity. As far as concurrent infection is concerned, 16% of the study population was found to be suffering from both dengue and chikungunya while chikungunya - Salmonella and dengue – Salmonella co-infection was revealed in 7% and 5% respectively. The present study indicates the overwhelming burden of dengue, including subclinical infections, in the community as well as the significant load of concurrent infections.


Keywords: Dengue, Chikungunya, Salmonella, Typhoid, Co-infection, Concurrent infection, Seroprevalence
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Nikhat Sheerin, S., Mohammed Nasaruddin, V.V. Shailaja and Nagamani, K. 2018. Co - Prevalence of Dengue, Chikungunya and Salmonella Infections in a Tertiary Care Hospital in South India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(11): 3301-3306. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.711.381