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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(5): 2100-2106
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.234


Serological and Epidemiological Picture of Dengue during the Year 2014: An Exclusive Study of Kutch District, Gujarat, India
Jigar Kiritkumar Gusani*, Hitesh Jayprakash Assudani, Krupali Kothari and A.N. Ghosh
Department of Microbiology, Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhuj, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was carried out to find out data on Dengue specific serological markers like NS1 antigen, IgM antibody and epidemiological scenario of Dengue cases in Kutch region during the year 2014. Total 765 blood samples from across the Kutch region were tested by ELISA for NS1 antigen and/or IgM antibody as per the protocols and personal, demographic and clinical details of each patient was recorded. Analysis of this data revealed that age group 21-30 years had maximum dengue cases. Male cases (429) were more than females (336). Even though major chunk of Kutch population leaves in rural areas; overall dengue cases were high in urban areas. Out of 765 cases 331 tested positive for dengue. Amongst all positive cases 181(54.68%) were tested positive for NS1 antigen which helped in early diagnosis of dengue. Rise of dengue cases started after the month of August and falls down by the end of December 2014 which coincides with post monsoon season.


Keywords: Dengue, Kutch, ELISA, Serological markers, Epidemiology.
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Jigar Kiritkumar Gusani and Ghosh, A.N. 2017. Serological and Epidemiological Picture of Dengue During the Year 2014: An Exclusive Study of Kutch District, Gujarat, IndiaInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(5): 2100-2106. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.605.234