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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:10, October, 2017

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(10): 1713-1717

Seroprevalence of Chikungunya among Febrile Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital
Mita D. Wadekar, J.V. Sathish* and Trupti B. Naik
Department of Microbiology, Chamarajanagar Institute of Medical Sciences,Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author

Chikungunya fever is a self-limiting viral fever caused by an arbovirus transmitted to human through mosquitoes. The sudden onset of very high fever along with rash and severe arthralgia are main symptoms. It still persists as major public health problem. Aim of the study is to know the seroprevalence of chikungunya infection in a tertiary-care hospital in Chamarajanagar, Karnataka, India. Data was collected from Microbiology Laboratory registers retrospectively for a period of one year from June 2016 to May 2017. Blood samples were collected from suspected cases of chikungunya fever and tested for IgM antibody using ELISA. Analysis was done using MS Excel. A total of 1432 chikungunya suspected serum samples were tested, of which 117 (8.17%) samples were positive for IgM antibody. Maximum number of positive cases was in age group of 18-45 years 71 (60.68%) with no significant difference between males 64 (54.70%) and females 53(45.30%). Seroprevalence of chikungunya in our study was 8.17% which suggests that it still exists in our setup and indicates the need of appropriate strategies to reduce the severity of disease.

Keywords: Chikungunya, Seroprevalence, ELISA.

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Mita D. Wadekar, J.V. Sathish and Trupti B. Naik. 2017. Seroprevalence of Chikungunya among Febrile Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(10): 1713-1717. doi:
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