A Brief Study on Recent Epidemiological Trend of Dengue in ATeriary Care Hospital In Kolkata

Ranadeep Ghosh, Jayashree Konar, Kheya Mukherjee, ShivSekhar Chatterjee, Sipra Saha, Amit Kumar Majumdar, Susmita Bhattacharya
2016 IOSR Journal of Dental and Medical Sciences  
Dengue fever is a recurrent problem in West Bengal. Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) and Dengue Shock Syndrome(DSS) are two potentially fatal complications of Dengue fever. Objectives:The study was performed to find out the seroprevalence and recent trend of Dengue among the symptomatic patients attending a tertiary care hospital in Kolkata. Materials & Methods:A total of 673 suspected cases fulfilling the inclusion criteria were tested by Dengue IgM Capture ELISA over a period of four years
more » ... 2-2015) in the department Results:Total 150 samples were found to be Dengue IgM reactive (22.28%).Amongst the Dengue IgMseropositive cases, 92 cases were male (61.33%) whereas 58 cases were female (38.67%). Male predominance was thus observed over the females throughout the study period.Majority of the reactive cases (46%) were in the age group (10 to 29 years) in all four years of the study period. A clear post rainy season peak was noted in each year of the study period. A peak rise was observed in 2012, then a fall during 2013 and 2014 followed by a sharp rise in 2015.Dengue IgMseropositive cases during the year 2015 on follow uprevealedno report of any death. Conclusion: Strict surveillance and compliance with the vector control programme are required to prevent Dengue outbreak
doi:10.9790/0853-150911105111 fatcat:ny3jtj7a2rhv7nennn3zxtvhye