Category Archives: Infectious Disease

The list of infectious diseases which occur with significant frequency in India is long and alarming. It is in the interest of local doctors and clinicians to stay abreast of international news and research on the diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases such as bacterial diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, typhoid fever, chikungunya, dengue fever, yellow fever Japanese encephalitis, malaria, rabies and leptospirosis

Widespread fear of dengue transmission but poor practices of dengue prevention

Dengue is an infectious viral disease transmitted by a domesticated mosquito, Aedes aegypti. There are supposedly 50 to 400 million people infected each year by dengue virus, developing various clinical spectrum of dengue infection that includes…

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Gender Differences in Factors Related to HIV Risk Behaviors among People Who Inject Drugs in North-East India

Injection drug use is an important driver of HIV epidemics in different regions of the world including India, which is home to 168,000–1.1 million people who inject drugs with a high prevalence of HIV and…

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Control of Aedes aegypti Breeding: A Novel Intervention for Prevention and Control of Dengue in an Endemic Zone of Delhi, India

Dengue, a fast spreading vector borne disease is endemic in more than 100 countries with half of world’s population living in area at risk of this disease…

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Unravelling the Molecular Epidemiology and Genetic Diversity among Burkholderia pseudomallei Isolates from South India Using Multi-Locus Sequence Typing

Melioidosis, caused by soil saprophytic bacteria Burkholderia pseudomallei is a fatal infection among human and animals of the tropics. Numerous factors such as the…

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Zika Virus Infection as a Cause of Congenital Brain Abnormalities and Guillain–Barré Syndrome: Systematic Review

An “explosive pandemic of Zika virus infection” in 2015 caught the world by surprise. The Pan American Health Organization and World Health Organization published an alert about a possible association with increases in reports of congenital abnormalities and Guillain–Barré syndrome…

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Longitudinal Study of Transmission in Households with Visceral Leishmaniasis, Asymptomatic Infections and PKDL in Highly Endemic Villages in Bihar, India

Visceral leishmaniasis (VL), also known as kala-azar, is a neglected vector-borne disease caused by a protozoan parasite, Leishmania donovani and is transmitted by the…

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Population Density, Climate Variables and Poverty Synergistically Structure Spatial Risk in Urban Malaria in India

The pronounced and on-going increase in urban population, combined with climate change and economic disparities could act synergistically on the transmission dynamics of malaria…

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