Answer 1 of 3: Have recently read that in and this year there were several outbreaks of Chikungunya fever in India including seems there is no. PDF | India was affected by a major outbreak of chikungunya fever caused by Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) during Kerala was the. Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) is a mosquito-transmitted alphavirus that is emerging as a .. One lac people were again infected with CHIKV in in Kerala.

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A recent multi-country study carried out reported the tunya utility of IgG in detection of chikungunya infection compared to IgM Niedrig et al. Support Center Support Center.

A total of 84 These factors could have contributed to the higher prevalence rate of chikungunya outbreak recorded in the rubber plantation belt in Kerala. Am J Trop Med Hyg Also, there are reports indicating that CHIKV IgG was higher in individuals above 15 years old, as diversity of socioeconomic status and living in makeshift housing conditions increased the risks of exposure to infection Sergon et al. Chikungunya virusan alphavirus of the family Togaviridaeis native to tropical Africa and Asia.

The rapid geographic spread of the virus led to a large chikungunya disease epidemic in India during Mavalankar et al. We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason. Lakshmi P Government of India.

Photographs of all the samples processed were taken with the help of a digital camera attached to the fluorescent microscope. It seems there is no vaccine against it and although not fatal certainly sounds very unpleasant and can be debilitating for anything up to a few months after contracting it. Because there were 12 estimates of expected deaths 1 for each monthwe used the more conservative simultaneous confidence interval CI and the Bonferroni method kerapa instead of a simple CI for each month separately.

The expected number of monthly deaths for each month in was calculated by multiplying the average mortality keralaa for each month — by the monthly population in The registrar of births and deaths RBD of Ahmedabad, who is a subordinate officer to the gunay officer of health, registers all births and deaths within the city limits under the Registration of Births and Deaths Act. Open in a separate window. A comparison of the monthly distribution of actual deaths in with expected deaths showed a rapid increase in deaths registered from August through November The peak of the epidemic occurred in August and September when 55, Similar data from other cities and areas affected by the chikungunya epidemic may help establish chkiun link between chikungunya and excess deaths.


The disease, gunta detected in the state July 27, has affected aboutpeople so far.

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To assess the effect of this epidemic, mortality rates in were compared with those in — for Ahmedabad population 3. The other districts such as Kottayam, Ernakulam, Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram are affected by this disease.

Raude J, Setbon M The study found that Lepidopterism caused by tiger moths is a serious illness that mimics symptoms of the mosquito borne infectious fevers. Prevention is entirely dependent upon taking steps to avoid mosquito bites and elimination of mosquito breeding sites.

Chikungunya and Dengue cases in Kerala are actually ‘Lepidopterism’, finds study by research group

The peak in chikungunya cases in August—September coincides with the peak in actual deaths in keala Details on the previous clinical history of chikungunya fevers were also collected from the patients, simultaneously.

Kerala, hit hard by a viral fever caused by mosquito bites and 75 people die of chikungunya. This virus is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes.

Hotels travelers are raving about LokSabha unstarred question number No major adverse event or other epidemic occurred in Ahmebabad in August—November other than the chikungunya epidemic. Skip to main content.

Recent studies conducted in Italy also showed that the prevalence of infection increased with age Moro et al. Historically, chikungunya was considered self-limiting and nonfatal. Would gnuya be worse in the backwaters?

‘Chikungunya in Kerala after 30 years’

We have asked the state government to form seven medical teams which would look after two districts each to see that the anti-mosquito drive is taken up,” added Joshi. Bull Epidemiol Hebd The number of reported chikungunya cases also showed a peak in August and Septemberwhich coincided temporally with the peak in number of deaths in Ahmedabad Figure. Hence, we carried out a post-epidemic survey to estimate seroprevalence status [immunoglobulin G IgG ] in the community using commercially available indirect immunofluorescence test.


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Journal List Emerg Infect Dis v. A specific symptom is severe incapacitating arthralgia, often persistent, which can result in long-lasting disability 3. Excess number of deaths peaked in Septemberwhen 1, additional deaths J Vector Borne Dis 6: It may be presumed that the actual figure on account of chikungunya cases would have been very chi,un, since all fever cases had chiknu recorded as viral fever gunnya this might include more of chikungunya fever cases than the figures officially reported Kumar et al.

Dec 29, Self driving cars in Trivandrum Dec 28, Joshi is leading a team of central health officials that has visited the worst affected district of Alappuzha. Further investigations on the cause of excess deaths are urgently needed to conclusively establish that chikungunya was the cause of excess deaths in Ahmedabad. CHIKV fever history and seropositivity – Out of the individuals surveyed, had history of CHIK fever typical fever, joint pain and other symptoms and among them The affected districts are in a disadvantageous position because of the thick density of population as well.

The flow of patients to the yunya exceeded the inpatient capacity of the hospitals in the districts of Kottayam, Pathanamthitta and Idukki.

The mosquito control activities carried out were inefficient, owing to the vastness of area of the outbreak the area of 3 districts included in the study is 9, Km 2 and unplanned operational measures carried out without an efficient entomological surveillance mechanism kkerala due to unpreparedness of the health authorities to handle such a widespread outbreak.