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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2022.11(7): 254-259
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2022.1107.030


Prevalence of Corona Virus in Preoperative Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Chennai
Udhayakumar Selvam*, A. Asha, B. Ananthi and S. Geetha Lakshmi
Department of Microbiology, ACS Medical College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Coronavirus disease 2019(covid-19), the highly contagious viral illness caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2(SARS-COV-2), became a major global health crisis and need to give specialized care to COVID-19 patients and prevention of the spread of infection to the healthcare professionals. A major challenge to this is that covid-19 can present in the pre or asymptomatic transmission phase, and identifying patients with such conditions may be quite difficult.Therefore, the objective of the study was to determine the prevalence of the coronavirus infection among patients who got admitted to hospital for elective surgery.Methods:Samples were collected as the nasopharyngeal and oropharyngeal swabs and processed by a standard real time reverse transcription polymerase chain.Results:Totally 1423 participants were undergone for preoperative testing for covid-19. Overall, 1.3% of preoperative patients were tested positive. Majority of them were inthe 21 to 60 years(74.2%) age group. Half of them were females (49.3 %).Among 18 positives for covid-19, 13(72%) were asymptomatic and 5(28%)were symptomatic while screened for surgery.Conclusion:Our study concludes screening of all patients in the preoperative phase whether symptomatic or asymptomatic will protect and ensure the safety of both patient and health care workers.


Keywords: healthcare professionals, catastrophic effect, viral illness, COVID-19 patients
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Udhayakumar Selvam, A. Asha, B. Ananthi and Geetha Lakshmi, S. 2022. Prevalence of Corona Virus in Preoperative Patients in A Tertiary Care Hospital in Chennai.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 11(7): 254-259. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2022.1107.030