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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:6, June, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(6): 130-134

Seroprevalence of Dengue in Rural Tertiary Care Hospital at Puducherry-A Retrospective Study
Balamurugan1*, Sunil S. Shivekar2, R. Gopal2, M. Kaviraj2, Mangaiyarkarasi2 and M. Saleem2
1Central Research Laboratory, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and
Hospital, Puducherry, India
2Department of Microbiology, Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry, India
*Corresponding author

Dengue is a mosquito borne viral infection associated with Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) or Dengue Shock Syndrome (DSS). A changing frequency was seen on the epidemiology of dengue across India. This study is a report on the prevalence of dengue in a tertiary care hospital, Puducherry, India. This study was conducted from februry 2014 to February 2015 at Sri Manakula Vinayagar Medical College and Hospital, Puducherry. Patients with a suspected dengue infection were screened by ELISA (Dengue IgM Microlisa). The study includes 704 patients of both sexes and of all ages. From the total study population, 98 cases (13.9%) were dengue positive, with 58 males and 40 females. Seroprevalence was high in the 31-45 age group. Timely diagnosis would help for the better management of patients as if there is no specific antiviral therapy available for dengue. Controlling the vector Aedes aegypti, would be helpful to contain the spread of dengue.

Keywords: Dengue, mosquito borne viral infection, IgM Microlisa, Seroprevalence, Aedes aegypti.

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Balamurugan, R., Sunil S. Shivekar, R. Gopal, M. Kaviraj, T. Mangaiyarkarasi and Saleem, M. 2016. Seroprevalence of Dengue in Rural Tertiary Care Hospital at Puducherry-A Retrospective Study.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(6): 130-134. doi:
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