Shaukat Kamal

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Entomological studies on relative prevalence and distribution of adults and immatures of Aedes aegypti were conducted in Rajahmundry town of Andhra Pradesh from December 1998 to November 1999. Adults and immature stages of Aedes aegypti were found in all the 22 localities viz; posh area (8), mixed area (8) and slum area (6) of the town. Larval indices were(More)
Lymphatic filariasis (LF) caused by Wuchereria bancrofti is widely prevalent in tropical and subtropical countries. Night blood film examination is most commonly used for diagnosis of filariasis but is cumbersome and labour intensive. In order to develop an indirect ELISA-based immunodiagnostic test, the importance of antifilarial IgG subclasses was(More)
Diagnosis of Lymphatic Filariasis by microscopic examination of thick blood films (TBF) collected between 8.30 pm to 12 midnight, though highly specific is operationally problematic. We evaluated the TropBio Og4C3 serum ELISA as a tool for detection of W. bancrofti microfilaria carriers using Dried Blood Spots (DBS). The study was carried out in two parts(More)
An epidemiological and entomological investigation was carried out in Veerannapet village, Cherial Mandal of Warangal district, Andhra Pradesh. The study showed that all age groups and both the sexes were affected with the disease. Fever and bodyache was the first presenting feature, which was self-limiting and lasted for 4-5 days. Of the 19 Serum Samples(More)
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