Prevalence of Dengue Viral Infection in Febrile Patients of Kanpur Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India in Tertiary Medical Care
Background: Dengue fever (DF) is one of the most important emerging diseases of the tropical and subtropical regions, affecting urban and peri-urban areas.
Aim: The aim of the study is to know the overview of the symptomology, gender, epidemiology, age, and seasonal variability in a tertiary care setup.
Materials and Methods: An analysis of 117 suspected dengue patients of all age groups of either sex at a Medical College located at Kanpur Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India from 2019 to 2020 revealed 31 cases seropositive for dengue.
Results: The lower age group (0–20 years) was the most affected than the others with the incidence proportion of 26.49%. Males were affected more than females with the predominant symptom of fever followed by headache and back pain. The positive cases were found to be higher during November and December months of the study period.
Conclusion: The study concluded that every individual in the community to get awareness of the dengue and to take necessary action for prevention and control of DF.
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