New system to avoid delay in rabies diagnosis: Minister Veena George

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Thiruvananthapuram> Health Minister Veena George has mentioned {that a} system of leptospirosis RTPCR take a look at has been arrange in 9 authorities labs within the state to diagnose rat fever shortly. Leptospirosis RTPCR take a look at is finished to make sure early analysis and therapy of these contaminated with rabies. The peculiarity of this take a look at is that it could possibly detect rat fever even whether it is examined inside three to 4 days of an infection. SOP (Commonplace Working Process) has been issued to make this service out there to all districts. The Minister said that the requirements to be adopted from pattern assortment to the supply of the take a look at outcomes have been included within the SOP.

Thiruvananthapuram Medical Faculty from Thiruvananthapuram District, Thiruvananthapuram State Public Health Lab from Kollam District, Thiruvananthapuram State Public Health Lab from Idukki, Kottayam and Pathanamthitta Districts, Pathanamthitta Regional Public Health Lab from Alappuzha District, ICMR-NIV Alappuzha from Alappuzha District, Ernakulam Regional Public Health from Ernakulam District Lab, Thrissur Medical Faculty from Thrissur District, Kozhikode Regional Public Health Lab from Palakkad and Malappuram Districts, Kozhikode Medical Faculty from Kozhikode District, Kozhikode Regional Public Health Lab from Wayanad District, Wayanad District Public Health Lab from Kannur Kasargod Districts, Kannur Regional Public Health Samples may be despatched to labs for testing.

Presently, IgM ELISA take a look at for analysis of rabies is being carried out in all medical schools, main authorities hospitals and public well being labs. This take a look at can solely detect rabies seven days after the micro organism enters an individual’s physique. Then again, leptospirosis may be detected by RTPCR take a look at even whether it is examined inside three to 4 days after turning into sick. With this, the therapy for rabies may be began in a short time.

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