Oliver Thewalt

    Oliver Thewalt

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    Seroprevalence of Chikungunya in dengue negative patients: A one year study

    Seroprevalence of Chikungunya in dengue negative
    patients: A one year study

    Abstract:
    Chikungunya/Chikungunya fever and dengue/dengue fever/dengue haemorrhagic fever both are mosquitoes borne viral diseases with few similar symptoms. As per NVBDCP India guidelines fever, rash, chills, headache, arthralgia, nausea, vomiting etc are the common symptoms of Chikungunya and fever, rash, chills, headache, retro-orbital pain, myalgia, arthralgia, hemorrhagic manifestations etc are the common symptoms of dengue. As both the diseases having some common symptoms and due to availability of Aedes mosquito vector in the study areas (Ri-Bhoi, Sonapur and Morigaon) we tried to check the prevalence as well as positivity rate of chikungunya in dengue negative patients as no chikungunya evidence found in the study areas earlier and having evidence in neighboring areas. Blood samples were collected from the dengue suspected patients who reported to the physician for treatment. The study was conducted in 2018. A total 644 (Six hundred forty four) numbers of patients were provisionally diagnosed as dengue by treating physician. Out of this 644 (Six hundred forty four) provisionally diagnosed dengue 12 (twelve) numbers of patients were confirmed as dengue by NS1 ELISA and IgM ELISA. 3 (three) numbers of patients found equivocal for dengue. All the negative samples i.e. all 629 samples were tested for chikungunya by IgM ELISA. The result showed that chikungunya positivity rate was 0.63%.

    Two (2) years to sixty five (65) years all the age groups were infected. Patients were reported from the Kamrup-Metro, Morigaon district of Assam, India and Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya, India. Our study revealed that Kamrup-Metro (Sonapur) and Ri-Bhoi districts are prevailing and no positive chikungunya from Morigaon. There was no previous chikungunya record from Sonapur (Kamrup-Metro, Assam) and Ri-Bhoi (Meghalaya). Our study reported the first evidence in this locality. There may chances to spread the disease to new district or new neighboring areas. Government must take preventing measure to control and spreading the disease. Testing facilities may introduce to the local health
    institutions for proper treatment.
    Keywords: NVBDCP, Aedes, IgM ELISA, Positivity rate, Evidence

    Seroprevalence of Chikungunya in dengue negative
    patients: A one year study http://www.ijrar.org/papers/IJRAR19J2246.pdf