Siraj Ahmed Khan

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BACKGROUND Japanese encephalitis (JE) has traditionally been regarded as a disease of children. The age shift in JE patients in Assam, India in last few years has become a cause of concern. Comparison on clinical features of adult and pediatric JE patients has not been evaluated. OBJECTIVE To compare clinical features of adult and pediatric with JE virus(More)
West Nile virus (WNV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that causes subclinical symptoms, febrile illness with possible kidney infarction and encephalitis. Since WNV was first serologically detected in Assam during 2006, it has become recognized as an important etiological agent that causes acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) in addition to endemic Japanese(More)
West Nile virus (WNV) and Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV), the members of JEV serocomplex group are pathogens of global health concern. The co-circulation of these viruses poses challenges in effective diagnostics due to antigenic similarity between the E-protein of these viruses. The present study aimed to design chimeric peptides and study the immune(More)
The effect of insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITMNs) on Japanese Encephalitis (JE) virus seroconversion in pigs and humans was studied in Assam, Northeast India. A sharp reduction of seroconversion rate in human and pig was found in treated localities after intervention. A marked reduction was achieved in humans (risk ratio [RR] = 0.28, 95% confidence(More)
Weather and anthropogenic factors are important determinants for Japanese encephalitis (JE) transmission. During 2008–2010, an increasing trend of JE was observed in Dibrugarh district of Northeast India. The JE cases were found to be clustered between June to October in each year. Monthly minimum temperature and rainfall were significantly associated with(More)
BACKGROUND Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) is one of the major etiological agents responsible for causing large numbers of acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) cases in the northeastern region of India. This study was carried out to establish and characterize the circulating strain of JEV in the region in order to understand the disease epidemiology. (More)
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