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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 249-256
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.030


Trend in Sero-Prevalence of Dengue Infection in Rural Kerala
T.P. Rajesh, S. Vani*, K.A. Faisal and T.S. Shailaja
Faculty at P K Das Institute of Medical Sciences, Vaniyamkulam, Palakkad, Kerala, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Currently, dengue virus infection has become one of the major public health problem in India. The dengue virus infection which was primarily urban centric is now encroaching to rural parts of India. A three year trend study of dengue virus infection was carried out from January 2015 to December 2017 in the rural part of Kerala. Serological markers for dengue virus infection like NS1 (non-structural protein) antigen, Ig M, Ig G along with socio-demographic variables were analyzed. The overall year wise prevalence of dengue (at least one test positive) infection was 31.5%, 18.1% and 36.7% in 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively Most of the individuals were above the age of 30 years in the study population. The peak of epidemic was seen from the month of June to September except for the year 2016. Our study has shown increasing number of dengue virus infections in rural part of Kerala with some fluctuations year on year. More emphasis should be stressed on the preventive aspects of dengue virus infections.


Keywords: Trend, Prevalence, dengue infection, NS 1 Ag, Ig M, Ig G, Kerala, India
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Rajesh, T.P., S. Vani, K.A. Faisal and Shailaja, T.S. 2018. Trend in Sero-Prevalence of Dengue Infection in Rural Kerala.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 249-256. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.030