Journal of Immunological Techniques & Infectious Diseases ISSN: 2329-9541

Letter to Editor, J Immunol Tech Infect Dis Vol: 3 Issue: 2

A Study on Japanese Encephalitis in and around Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Jaya Garg1*, Navneet Kumar2, Atul Garg 1, Upadhyay GC1, Yashwant K Rao2 and Tripathi VN 3
1Department of Microbiology, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
2Department of Medicine, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
3Department of Pediatrics, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Corresponding author : Dr. Jaya Garg
Department of Microbiology, GSVM Medical College, Kanpur, India
Tel: 8953552392
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: January 29, 2014 Accepted: April 07, 2014, Published: April 11, 2014
Citation: Garg J, Kumar N, Garg A, Upadhyay GC, Rao YK, et al. (2014) A Study on Japanese Encephalitis in and around Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. J Immunol Tech Infect Dis 3:2. doi:10.4172/2329-9541.1000126

Abstract

A Study on Japanese Encephalitis in and around Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India

Japanese encephalitis (JE), is mosquito borne viral disease, caused by arbovirus; a member of the family Flaviviridae and is transmitted to humans through a pig-culex mosquito-pig cycle. Humans are an incidental host and most infections of JE virus are asymptomatic. The ratio of unapparent to apparent infection is 200:1 to 300:1 but if clinical illness develops, it causes significant morbidity and mortality. Approximately 3 billion people and 60 per cent of the world population live in JE-endemic regions, and inspite of being a vaccine preventable disease there are approximately 50,000 cases and 15,000 deaths per annum notified from wide geographical range, and half of the survivors suffer severe neuropsychiatric sequelae of the disease.

Keywords: Japanese Encephalitis; AES; Kanpur; ELISA

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