Khorshed M Pavri

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The isolation of West Nile virus from the brain tissue of three children who died of encephalitis in Mysore and Kolar districts of Karnataka State, India, is reported. This is the first such report from India. The significance of these isolations with reference to the role of West Nile virus in encephalitis in children in southern India is discussed.
69 serum pairs from two common-source water-borne outbreaks and one series of endemic cases of hepatitis in three parts of India were tested for hepatitis A and hepatitis B virus infections. None of the patients had evidence of HAV infection and only 10.1% had evidence of HBV infection. A large proportion of hepatitis in India seems to be caused by(More)
Virus-like particles, approximately 27 nm in diameter, were identified in faeces from an Indian patient with enterically transmitted non-A, non-B (ENANB) hepatitis. They were serologically distinct from hepatitis A virus (HAV). Nucleic acid extracted from the particles did not hybridize with cDNA probes representing the genomes of HAV, enteroviruses, and(More)
An investigation of an extensive outbreak of febrile illness during the months of April, May, and June 1965, in the city of Nagpur, Maharashtra State, showed that the main etiological agent was chikungunya virus. Dengue type 4 and Chandipura viruses were also active during this period. In all, 26 strains of virus were isolated from 60 acute phase human(More)