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Year : 1993  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 203-205

Leptospiral Antibodies Among Human Beings In Tamilnadu



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A collaborative serosurvey was undertaken between both Medical and Veterinary Universities of Tamil Nadu along with leptospira laboratory. Barbados, West Indies among human beings in few places of Tamil Nadu. The survey revealed leptosprial antibodies among sera screened by microscopical agglutination test (MAT) against 15 serogroups with the titer > 50. The serosurvey revealed the presence of lepto-antibody among patients attending hospitals for various ailments of Madurai (30.6%), Bodi (27.7%), Cumbum (35.3%) and Tirunelveli (20%). In suspected leptospirosis cases of Madras City the samples collected over the period of two months during monsoon (November & December) revealed leptosprial antibodies in 73.2% of cases. The most frequent serogroup observed were Autumnalis (madras, Cumbum & Tiruneveli), panama (Madurai), lcterohaemorrhagiae (Bodi).






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