Indian Journal of Medical Research

CORRESPONDENCE
Year
: 2020  |  Volume : 151  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 496-

Authors' response


Nivedita Gupta1, Varsha Potdar2, Ira Praharaj1, Sidhartha Giri1, Gajanan Sapkal3, Pragya Yadav3, Manohar Lal Choudhary2, Lalit Dar4, AP Sugunan5, Harmanmeet Kaur6, Ashok Munivenkatappa7, Jayanthi Shastri8, Krishnasamy Kaveri9, Shanta Dutta10, Bharti Malhotra11, Amita Jain12, Kammilli Nagamani13, GB Shantala14, Sharmila Raut15, MM Vegad16, Ajanta Sharma17, Aashish Choudhary4, Megha Brijwa4, Anukumar Balakrishnan18, Jayaswamy Manjunatha7, Manish Pathak8, Sivasubramanian Srinivasan9, Hasina Banu10, Himanshu Sharma11, Parul Jain12, Pakalpati Sunita13, R Ambica14, Babita Fageria15, Disha Patel16, Gitika Rajbongshi17, Neetu Vijay6, Jitendra Narayan6, Neeraj Aggarwal1, Anu Nagar6, Raman R Gangakhedkar1, Priya Abraham1,  
1 Division of Epidemiology & Communicable Diseases, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi 110 029, India
2 Influenza Group, ICMR-National Institute of Virology, Pune 411 021, Maharashtra, India
3 Maximum Containment Laboratory, ICMR-National Institute of Virology, Pune 411 021, Maharashtra, India
4 Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi 110 029, India
5 ICMR-National Institute of Virology Kerala Unit, Alappuzha 688 005, Kerala, India, IndiaZ
6 Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India, New Delhi 110 001, India
7 ICMR-National Institute of Virology Bangalore Field Unit, Bengaluru 560 011, Karnataka, India
8 Department of Microbiology, Kasturba Hospital for Infectious Diseases, Mumbai 400 034, India
9 Department of Virology, King Institute of Preventive Medicine & Research, Chennai 600 032, Tamil Nadu, India
10 ICMR-National Institute of Cholera & Enteric Diseases, Kolkata 700 010, West Bengal, India
11 Department of Microbiology, Sawai Man Singh Medical College, Jaipur 302 004, Rajasthan, India
12 Department of Microbiology, King George's Medical University, Lucknow 226 003, Uttar Pradesh, India
13 Department of Microbiology, Gandhi Medical College & Hospital, Secunderabad 500 003, Telangana, India
14 Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute, Bengaluru 560 002, Karnataka, India
15 Department of Microbiology, Indira Gandhi Government Medical College & Hospital, Nagpur 440 018, Maharashtra, India
16 Department of Microbiology, Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College, Ahmedabad 380 016, Gujarat, India
17 Department of Microbiology, Gauhati Medical College & Hospital, Guwahati 781 032, Assam, India
18 ICMR-National Institute of Virology Kerala Unit, Alappuzha 688 005, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Priya Abraham
Division of Epidemiology & Communicable Diseases, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi 110 029
India




How to cite this article:
Gupta N, Potdar V, Praharaj I, Giri S, Sapkal G, Yadav P, Choudhary ML, Dar L, Sugunan A P, Kaur H, Munivenkatappa A, Shastri J, Kaveri K, Dutta S, Malhotra B, Jain A, Nagamani K, Shantala G B, Raut S, Vegad M M, Sharma A, Choudhary A, Brijwa M, Balakrishnan A, Manjunatha J, Pathak M, Srinivasan S, Banu H, Sharma H, Jain P, Sunita P, Ambica R, Fageria B, Patel D, Rajbongshi G, Vijay N, Narayan J, Aggarwal N, Nagar A, Gangakhedkar RR, Abraham P. Authors' response.Indian J Med Res 2020;151:496-496


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Gupta N, Potdar V, Praharaj I, Giri S, Sapkal G, Yadav P, Choudhary ML, Dar L, Sugunan A P, Kaur H, Munivenkatappa A, Shastri J, Kaveri K, Dutta S, Malhotra B, Jain A, Nagamani K, Shantala G B, Raut S, Vegad M M, Sharma A, Choudhary A, Brijwa M, Balakrishnan A, Manjunatha J, Pathak M, Srinivasan S, Banu H, Sharma H, Jain P, Sunita P, Ambica R, Fageria B, Patel D, Rajbongshi G, Vijay N, Narayan J, Aggarwal N, Nagar A, Gangakhedkar RR, Abraham P. Authors' response. Indian J Med Res [serial online] 2020 [cited 2021 Mar 2 ];151:496-496
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We thank the author for reading our article and making good observations. Yes, the testing for COVID-19 suspected cases and contacts was performed once. Only for evacuees, testing was performed twice at days 0 and 14 of quarantine. Further, of the 1,263 individuals for whom any travel history was available, history of foreign travel was documented for 1,081 individuals (244 with a travel history to Wuhan, 481 with a travel history to areas of China other than Wuhan, 198 with a history of travel to other South-East Asian countries and 158 with no pertinent overseas travel history), and the remaining 182 individuals had travel history within India.

A total of 67 samples from 64 contacts of the first three positive cases from Kerala were tested. This included two samples from three contacts, and a single sample from the remaining 61 contacts.