2015, Vol. 2 Issue 3, Part B
Twine outbreak at Kirungakottai village, South India, India
Author(s): N. Bharathi, S. Karthikayan, C.M. Ramakritinan
Abstract: Background & Objectives: Mixed fever outbreak recorded at village Kirungakottai located in Sivagangai district of the Southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu in September 2014. This outbreak was investigated to identify the etiology and epidemiology.
Methods: Epidemiological parameters were collected from the village and health centers. Blood samples were collected and examined with standard microbiological techniques were adopted for this fever investigation.
Results: 145 fever cases (4.09%) recorded from the affected village Kirungakottai. All age groups affected, but no death occurred. Mixed infection reported in the population. 15 dengue cases and 7 leptospirosis cases recorded from the fever cases. 4 individual infected with both dengue and leptospirosis.
Interpretation and Conclusion: Our study reported the first mixed disease outbreak in the remote village of Sivagangai district, Tamil Nadu, South India. It also indicated the proper planning and management of public health emergencies in the country.
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How to cite this article:
N. Bharathi, S. Karthikayan, C.M. Ramakritinan. Twine outbreak at Kirungakottai village, South India, India. International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies. 2015; 2(3): 52-55.