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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:6, June, 2018

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.2018.7(6): 667-672

Seroprevalence of Dengue in Antenatal and Paediatric Patients - In a Tertiary Care Hospital, Puducherry
Vani Gopal*, Aruna and P. Sujatha
Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Women and Children Hospital, Ellaipillaichavady, Puducherry, India
*Corresponding author

Dengue is a vector borne arboviral disease caused by dengue virus, and it is transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquito. It is endemic in almost all parts of India for the past two decades. Recently there was dengue outbreak in the year 2017 where southern parts of India were most affected. This study is carried out in a tertiary care child and maternity hospital, Puducherry, to study the seroprevalence rate of dengue among antenatal and peadiatric age group during the time period January 2017 to December 2017. NS1Ag ELISA and IgM Microlisa tests were done to diagnose dengue infection. The Prevalence rate in Antenatal cases and Paediatric patients was 16.39% and 31.36% respectively. Peak prevalence was observed in the age group 9-12 years and lowest was seen in the age group 0-3 years among paediatric patients. The peak incidence of dengue infection was observed in the months of August, September and October and declined thereafter.

Keywords: Dengue, Aedes aegypti mosquito, NS1Ag & IgM ELISA, Seroprevalence, Antenatal and Paediatric patients

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Vani Gopal, Aruna and Sujatha, P. 2018. Seroprevalence of Dengue in Antenatal and Paediatric Patients - In a Tertiary Care Hospital, Puducherry.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(6): 667-672. doi:
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