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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The population of districts of Pathanamthitta, Idukki and Kottayam Census of India is 1,, 1, and 1,, respectively.

Topographically the state could be divided broadly into three regions, viz. You should have no chilun on the backwaters. Bull Epidemiol Hebd Chikungunya epidemic in India: Average monthly mortality rates for — were then compared with the mortality rate for epidemic year. There are 2 major problems with reporting of deaths in Ahmedabad. However, a hidden or unexplained cause of death is also possible.

Increased Mortality Rate Associated with Chikungunya Epidemic, Ahmedabad, India

The cause of death is poorly reported, and the RBD does not separate death data for residents and nonresidents. Author information Copyright and License information Disclaimer.

Death data used in this study were provided by the medical officer of health of the city. I now help run and finance a children’s home 5. This sample size was distributed across the study areas in proportion to the population size. A recent multi-country study carried out reported the better utility of IgG in detection of chikungunya infection compared to IgM Niedrig et al. PLoS Med ; 3: J Virol Methods Age and gender specific distribution of population and sampling is shown in Fig.

While the former two study villages were large plantations 1 under the ownership of government organization and the other owned by a corporate agencythe latter was a village with unorganized sector of small scale mostly below 2 ha per owner rubber plantations. The chances of getting chikungunya fever at this time of year are very slim as it is more common during the rain saeson when there is alot of stagnant water about.


Comparison of age specific prevalence among males and females showed that the prevalence in males was significantly higher in the two age groups, viz. The expected number of monthly deaths for each month in was calculated by multiplying the average mortality rate for each month — by the monthly population in The study, led by Dr P J Wills, Senior Scientist of the Foundation, associated with Aster Malabar Institute of Medical Science, found that Lepidopterism caused by tiger moths is a serious illness that mimics symptoms of the mosquito borne infectious fevers.

The medical officer o fhealth in Ahmabadad reported 60, suspected chikungunya cases in J Gen Virol The registrar of births and deaths RBD of Ahmedabad, who is a subordinate officer to the medical officer of health, registers all births and deaths within the city limits under the Registration of Births and Deaths Act.

It is rarely life-threatening. The maximum chikungunya deaths so far have occurred in Alappuzha district, a favourite tourist destination in the state.

A review of deaths registered in rural areas outside the city limits of Ahmedabad showed no major decrease during the epidemic months of over previous years. They viewed that age and gender are proxy-factors for specific behaviour that causes higher exposure chijun Ae. About Us Help Center. Earlier studies showed that east central South African strain was responsible for the outbreak in Kerala Kumar et al. With that, the total number of people in the district who were affected by the epidemic rose to 34, Symptoms of chikungunya include sudden onset of fever, severe arthralgia, and maculopapular rash.

Am J Trop Med Hyg Lancet Infect Dis 7: Chikungunya outbreaks caused by African genotype, India.

The population size in Chethackal, Malankara and Aimcompu was 2, 1, and 1, respectively. Joshi is leading a team of central health officials that has visited the worst affected chikn of Alappuzha. This history could provide information for understanding the unusual magnitude and virulence of this chikungunya epidemic 8.


Would it be worse in the backwaters? Chikungunya is Swahili for that which bends, a reference to the bent posture of patients who suffer from severe joint pain as a result of the affliction. Average mortality rate for each month during — years before the epidemic was calculated by dividing the average number of deaths for each month by the average population.

Acknowledgments We thank Yousuf Saiyed for providing mortality data and S. Have recently read that in and this year there were several outbreaks of Chikungunya fever in India including Kerala. Otherwise, developing countries may not be able to detect and combat severe future epidemics of other reemerging diseases such as avian influenza and severe acute respiratory syndrome.

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Biting time of Aedes albopictus gynya the rubber plantations and the orchard, the Southernmost of Thailand. Of these 84 confirmed chikungunya cases, 10 were fatal case-fatality rate Log in Join Recently viewed Bookings Inbox.

Chikungunya fever is caused by an arthropod-borne Alphavirusbelonging to family Togaviridaeprimarily transmitted to humans through the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes Pialoux et al. Such studies would help detect and control similar epidemics and help governments to provide adequate warnings to travelers to chikungunya-endemic countries.

World Health Organization Chikungunya, India. Such type of studies using appropriate and reliable diagnostic measures is essential for the quantification and monitoring of epidemics, which enable development and implementation of cost effective public health measures to manage the disease outbreak situations in tropical, developing countries.

India reported a massive chikungunya epidemic in Similar observations on gender differences in seroprevalence had been recorded elsewhere which was attributed to exposure to infection due to community specific habits, customs or gunyx Sissoko et al.

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