Ashok Rattan1* and Mohit Agrawal2
1Pathkind Labs, Gurgaon, Haryana, Jaipur, India
2Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology, Mahatma Gandhi Medical College, Jaipur, India
*Corresponding Author: Ashok Rattan, Pathkind Labs, Gurgaon, Haryana, Jaipur, India.
Received: November 06, 2019; Published: December 04, 2019
Dengue is a mosquito transmitted viral infection. It is the leading arthropod-borne viral disease in the world. Since 1950 the number of people infected has risen steadily and it has become a health threat with an estimated 3.6 billion persons at risk . In distribution also it has become a global problem. While Southeast Asia and India were well known areas of endemicity now South and Central America have also become endemic. Even developed countries like USA where it was considered under control, is also facing the threat of dengue . Dengue which was once considered a pediatric illness is now increasingly being reported in adults as well. This geographic and demographic expansion warrants more studies on dengue infections.
Dengue viruses (DENV) are members of the family Flaviviridae, genus Flavivirus. They are small, enveloped viruses having a single positive strand of ribonucleic acid (RNA) . There are four serotypes of dengue based on neutralization tests, DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3, and DENV-4. Though the serotypes show extensive cross-reactivity, they are distinguishable with the highly specific plaque reduction neutralization test (PRNT) . Human and several sub-human primates are vertebrate hosts of the virus. Virus is transmitted to them by Aedes group of mosquitoes like A. aegypti, A. albopictus and A. polynesiensis.
Citation: Ashok Rattan and Mohit Agrawal. "Triage for Severe Dengue Using Early Severe Dengue Identifier".Acta Scientific Microbiology 3.1 (2020): 26-29.
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