JOURNAL ARTICLE

Reemergence of dengue virus type-3 (subtype-III) in India: implications for increased incidence of DHF & DSS

Paban Kumar Dash, Man Mohan Parida, Parag Saxena, Ajay Abhyankar, C P Singh, K N Tewari, Asha Mukul Jana, K Sekhar, P V Lakshmana Rao
Virology Journal 2006, 3: 55
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BACKGROUND: Dengue virus infection has recently taken endemic proportion in India implicating all the four known dengue serotypes. There was a major dengue outbreak in northern India including Delhi in October- December, 2003 and again in 2004. We have carried out a detailed investigation of the 2004 outbreak by Serosurveillance, RT-PCR, nested PCR, virus isolation and genotyping. We also report the molecular epidemiological investigation of these outbreaks.

RESULTS: The serological investigation of 162 suspected serum samples using an in-house dengue dipstick ELISA revealed 11%-IgM, 51%-IgG and 38%-both IgM and IgG antibody positivity. The RT-PCR analysis revealed presence of dengue RNA in 17 samples. Further subtyping and genotyping by nested PCR and nucleotide sequencing of C-prM gene junction revealed the association of subtype III of dengue virus type 3 in the outbreak.

CONCLUSION: The sudden shifting and dominance of the dengue virus serotype-3 (subtype III) replacing the earlier circulating serotype-2 (subtype IV) is a point of major concern and may be attributed to increased incidence of DHF and DSS in India.

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