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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES A large number of cases of undiagnosed fever and joint pain were reported from different parts of the State of Orissa since February 2006. Epidemiological and laboratory investigation were carried out to confirm the cause of emerging illness, which was provisionally suspected as Chikungunya (CHIK) fever. METHODS Upon getting the(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the timing and microbiology of neonatal sepsis in a population-based surveillance in the Indian community setting. STUDY DESIGN All live born infants in 223 villages of Odisha state were followed at home for 60 days. Suspect sepsis cases were referred to study hospitals for further evaluation including blood culture. RESULTS Of 12(More)
At the conclusion of 817 abdominal operations, duplicate swabs were taken from the subcutaneous tissues for microbiological examination; one swab was transported to the laboratory in Stuart's thioglycollate medium and the other immediately incubated in Robertson's cooked meat broth. The latter method resulted in significantly more isolations of potentially(More)
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