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Volume 19, Number 9—September 2013


Acute Encephalitis Syndrome Surveillance, Kushinagar District, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2011–2012

Manish KakkarComments to Author , Elizabeth T. Rogawski, Syed Shahid Abbas, Sanjay Chaturvedi, Tapan N. Dhole, Shaikh Shah Hossain, and Sampath K. Krishnan
Author affiliations: Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India (M. Kakkar, E.T. Rogawski, S.S. Abbas); University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi (S. Chaturvedi); Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, India (T.N. Dhole); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New Delhi (S.S. Hossain); Office of the World Health Organization Representative to India, New Delhi (S.K. Krishnan)

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Table 4

Time between key points in disease progression and diagnosis for case-patients with acute encephalitis syndrome, Kushinagar District, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2011–2012*

Key points Median time, d, between key points (range)
2011 2012
Symptom onset to hospital admission 7 (−4 to 39) 4 (1 to 63)
Symptom onset to sample collection 8 (1 to 40) 6 (1 to 64)
Hospital admission to sample collection 1 (−5 to 31) 1 (0 to 10)
Hospital admission to discharge or death 8 (0 to 70) 4 (1 to 17)

*Based on data obtained from Baba Raghav Das Medical College, Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.

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