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BACKGROUND Sericulture plays an eminent role in development of rural economy in India. Silk filature is a unit where silk is unwound from the cocoons and the strands are collected into skeins. During the process workers are exposed to the high molecular weight proteins like Sericin and Fibroin which are potent allergens leading to sensitization over a… (More)
A total of 88 Tuberculosis patients who registered for treatment were followed up until their completion. These patients were given treatment under the Government of India implemented RNTCP in the year 1999-2000 in a Tuberculosis unit in Bangalore Mahanagara Palike. Majority of the patients were male and from lower middle class In the present study the cure… (More)
UNLABELLED Contaxt: Every year in India 6000 to 8000 children are born with thalassaemia major. The birth of such a child produces considerable physical and economic strain on the affected child, its family and the community at large. Thus, the emphasis must shift from the treatment to the prevention of such births in the future. AIMS To find out the… (More)
BACKGROUND Dengue surveillance data in India are limited and probably substantially underestimate the burden of disease. A community-based study was undertaken to assess the prevalence of dengue-specific immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies in children across India and to examine historical dengue exposure rates. Potential associations between socio-economic… (More)
A descriptive study was conducted among tetanus cases admitted to epidemic disease hospital (EDH), Bangalore from October 2006 to March 2007 to describe the socio demographic characteristics of tetanus cases, the clinical presentation and the treatment given to tetanus cases. A total of 80 cases were admitted during this period. Out of the 80 tetanus cases,… (More)
This exploratory study was conducted in villages near Bangalore, South India with the primary objective of spatial mapping animal bite cases using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. GPS technology was useful as a new tool in accurate measurement of animal bite cases.
The present study was conducted to assess the acceptability and usefulness of Direct Recording Scale (DRS) as a tool for growth monitoring of under five children in a rural community area of Karnataka among 46 mothers. A total of 40 children were followed up for one year, 50% mothers preferred having DRS at home, 87.5% mothers said DRS, helps in detecting… (More)