TITLE

Scrub Typhus Seroprevalence in Healthy Indian Population

AUTHOR(S)
Sengupta, Mallika; Anandan, Shalini; Daniel, Dolly; Jude Prakash, John Antony
PUB. DATE
October 2015
SOURCE
Journal of Clinical & Diagnostic Research;Oct2015, Vol. 9 Issue 10, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Scrub typhus, a zoonosis caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, is an important cause of acute febrile illness in India. This preliminary study determines the seroprevalence of scrub typhus in healthy Indian adults by measuring IgM and IgG antibodies to scrub typhus by ELISA in 100 healthy blood donors. Our study demonstrates a 15% seroprevalence of scrub typhus in adults. Further studies are needed to confirm these findings especially in children.
ACCESSION #
111434450

 

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