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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:9, September, 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(9): 2139-2144

Prevalence of WIDAL Positivity in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Hyderabad, Telangana-A Retrospective Study
R. Shyamala1, Vibha Rani2* and D. Achut Rao1
1Department of Microbiology
2Department of Pharmacology, Malla Reddy Medical College for Women, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author

Typhoid is a water borne bacterial disease caused mainly by Salmonella typhimurium bacteria and the disease is transmitted by the ingestion of food or water contaminated with faeces of infected persons which contain the bacterial parasite. This study was done to investigate the prevalence of Widal positivity in a tertiary care hospital i.e. at Malla Reddy Medical College for women, Hyderabad, Telangana. The Widal test was done in patients with the history of fever and provisional clinical signs and symptoms of typhoid fever. A total number of 7800 samples were tested in this hospital, of which positive Widal cases were 763 and the overall prevalence of typhoid fever is 9.7%. As the prevalence of typhoid fever was more among children in this study, immunization against typhoid will definitely reduce the seriousness and prevent this infection among the children.

Keywords: Widal test, Typhoid, Enterobacteriaceae, MDR.

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Shyamala, R., Vibha Rani and Achut Rao, D. 2017. Prevalence of Widal Positivity in a Tertiary Care Hospital in Hyderabad, Telangana-A Retrospective StudyInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(9): 2139-2144. doi:
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