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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(11): 634-639
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.076


Dengue Fever-A Seasonal Malady
Ruksana Ahmed*, Fatima Amatullah, Jyothi Allamsette and Suneetha Padala
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Care Hospitals, Hyderabad, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is a mosquito-borne infectious tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Incidence of dengue is reported to be influenced by climatic factors. The objective and aim of this study is to map the monthly variation in the incidence of positive cases of dengue viral fever at a tertiary care hospital in Hyderabad. It was found that the lowest incidence of dengue fever was in the months -December 2018 to April 2019. 52.32% of the total dengue cases for the period of study were seen in the months of July and August this corresponded to increased rainfall and moderate temperature. It was also seen that majority of the dengue cases i.e 70.43% were in patients below 30 years of age. It was further observed that Dengue viral fever was more prominent in males (63.8%) as against female patients (36.1%). The present study too found the efficacy of NS1 assay as a tool for early detection of dengue viral infection when used within 5 days of fever as also recommended by The National Guidelines for Clinical management of Dengue fever released by the Govt of India.


Keywords: Period, Dengue, Lethal, Ecology, Environment, Vector, Monsoon, Aedes
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Ruksana Ahmed, Fatima Amatullah, Jyothi Allamsette and Suneetha Padala. 2019. Dengue Fever-A Seasonal Malady.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(11): 634-639. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.811.076