Desiccated vector mosquitoes used for the surveillance of Japanese encephalitis virus activity in endemic southern India.

@article{Tewari2008DesiccatedVM,
  title={Desiccated vector mosquitoes used for the surveillance of Japanese encephalitis virus activity in endemic southern India.},
  author={Satish Chandra Tewari and Velayutham Thenmozhi and Natarajan Arunachalam and Paulraj Philip Samuel and Brij Kishore Tyagi},
  journal={Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH},
  year={2008},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={286-90}
}
To monitor Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) activity in endemic areas of Tamil Nadu, southern India, desiccated vector mosquitoes were screened for JEV antigen using ELISA, from 1996. A total of 133 233 specimens from eight index villages comprising 2816 pools (mainly Culex vishnui subgroup) were tested. Of these, 59 pools (2.1%) were positive for JEV antigen. Control measures were undertaken in positive villages accordingly. The average annual minimum infection rate was 0.8 at the beginning… CONTINUE READING

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