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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:9, September, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
Issues : 12 per year
Publisher : Excellent Publishers
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
NAAS RATING 2020: 5.38

Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(9): 43-51

The Seroprevalence of Dengue in a Tertiary Care Hospital
S. Dhivya Lakshmi, P. Nanthini Devi* and Chitralekha Saikumar
Department of Microbiology, Sree Balaji Medical College and hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

Dengue or break bone fever is a deadly disease caused by the Flavivirus. There are approximately 390 million dengue infections every year in the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. It is caused by the day biting Aedes mosquitoes which has expanded its geographical boundaries recently. Early diagnosis of Dengue is essential to prevent the complications. The study was done in a tertiary care hospital to have an insight about the seroprevalence during the dry months from March to August. The seropositivity was found to be 33.64% with the maximum number of cases in the 21-30 years age group (37.57%). The number of cases recorded was the highest in the month of August. 62.98% of cases were due to primary Dengue. The study highlights the importance of mosquito control measures all the year round and not just during the monsoon season.

Keywords: Dengue, Aedes mosquito, Capture ELISA

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Dhivya Lakshmi, S., P. Nanthini Devi and Chitralekha Saikumar. 2018. The Seroprevalence of Dengue in a Tertiary Care Hospital.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(9): 43-51. doi:
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