alexa Co-Habitation and Concurrent Infection of Dengue and Chikungunya Viruses in Aedes Aegypti Field Populations from India
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Journal of Tropical Diseases & Public Health
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Co-Habitation and Concurrent Infection of Dengue and Chikungunya Viruses in Aedes Aegypti Field Populations from India

Raja Singh Kushwah, Jaspreet Jain, Anil Sharma, Raj K Bhatnagar, Sarala K Subbarao* and Sujatha Sunil*

International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, New Delhi, India

*Corresponding Author:
Sarala K Subbarao
Research Scientist, International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
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Sujatha Sunil
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Received Date: December 16, 2015 Accepted Date: December 23, 2015 Published Date: December 30, 2015

Citation: Kushwah RS, Jain J, Sharma A, Bhatnagar RK, Subbarao SK, et al. (2015) Co-Habitation and Concurrent Infection of Dengue and Chikungunya Viruses in Aedes Aegypti Field Populations from India. J Trop Dis 4:194. doi:10.4172/2329-891X.1000194

Copyright: © 2015 Kushwah RS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Dengue and chikungunya have been identified as important re-emerging diseases in India. It has recently become a major health problem around the world, particularly in tropical and subtropical countries including India. Chikungunya fever is another re-emerging vector borne disease which is now being reported from areas previously unaffected with possibly changing epidemiology and severity of the disease. Aedes aegypti is the principal vector for the transmission of both of these arboviral infections. Information on vector population in the field vis-à-vis co-habitation of dengue and chikungunya viruses is of great importance in order to understand the role of vectors in the transmission of co-infections, but such information is presently lacking in India. We carried out a pilot survey in the states of Delhi and Haryana to estimate the presence of co-infections in Ae. aegypti during pre-monsoon, monsoon and post-monsoon seasons. This study is the first to report co-habitation of DENV and CHIKV in Ae.aegypti field population

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