Journal of Virology & Antiviral ResearchISSN: 2324-8955

Research Article, J Virol Antivir Res Vol: 2 Issue: 4

Herpes Simplex Virus Type-2 Infection and Associated Risk Factors among Weaver's Community in Tamil Nadu State, India

Sripriya M1, Rajendran P2, Seethalakshmi I3, Murugesan K4*, Gnanasekaran AG5, Kannan M6 and Kanthesh BM7
1Department of Microbiology, Karpagam University, Pollachi Main Road, Eachanari (Post), Coimbatore-21, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Microbiology, Sri Ramachandra Medical College, Porur - 600 116, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
3Life Teck Research Centre, 60/16, Senthil, Andavar Street, Dhanalakshmi Colony, Vadapalani, Chennai-26, Tamil Nadu, India
4Microbiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Quest International University Perak. Ipoh, Malaysia
5Biotechnology, Faculty of Integrative Science and Technology, Quest International University Perak, Ipoh, Malaysia
6Department of Biotechnology, KVM College of Engineering and IT, Kerala, India
7Post Doctoral Researcher Department of Radiation Oncology, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK 73104, USA
Corresponding author : Dr. Murugesan Karthikeyan
Microbiology Unit, Faculty of Medicine, Quest International University Perak (QIUP), Ipoh, Malaysia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: September 09, 2013 Accepted: December 18, 2013 Published: December 20, 2013
Citation: Sripriya M, Rajendran P, Seethalakshmi I, Murugesan K, Gnanasekaran AG, et al.(2013) Herpes Simplex Virus Type -2 Infection and Associated Risk Factors among Weaver’s Community in Tamil Nadu State, India. J Virol Antivir Res 2:4. doi:10.4172/2324-8955.1000116

Abstract

Herpes Simplex Virus Type-2 Infection and Associated Risk Factors among Weaver’s Community in Tamil Nadu State, India

Objective: To determine the presence of HSV-2 and its association to demographic and risk factors in the weavers population of Tamilnadu. Methods: 296 adults were surveyed in Kanchipuram, Erode and Tiruvannamalai districts of Tamil Nadu. Socio-demographic characteristics were obtained through interviews and 5 ml of blood was collected from individuals age 18 and over. Samples were tested for IgG anti HSV antibodies. The association between HSV- 2 infection and different behavioural variables was analysed using chi-square analysis.

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