Scrub Typhus Seroprevalence in Healthy Indian Population.

Abstract

Scrub typhus, a zoonosis caused by Orientia tsutsugamushi, is an important cause of acute febrile illness in India. This preliminary study determines the seroprevalence of scrub typhus in healthy Indian adults by measuring IgM and IgG antibodies to scrub typhus by ELISA in 100 healthy blood donors. Our study demonstrates a 15% seroprevalence of scrub typhus in adults. Further studies are needed to confirm these findings especially in children.

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2015/14708.6623

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@article{Sengupta2015ScrubTS, title={Scrub Typhus Seroprevalence in Healthy Indian Population.}, author={Mallika Sengupta and Shalini Anandan and Dolly Daniel and John Jude Antony Prakash}, journal={Journal of clinical and diagnostic research : JCDR}, year={2015}, volume={9 10}, pages={DM01-2} }