Japanese encephalitis (JE) is a viral disease of zoonotic importance and one of the leading causes of viral encephalitis in Asian countries.
Objective: The aim of this study was to detect Japanese encephalitis viral antibodies from swine in the suburbs of Chennai and outside Chennai to find evidence of the presence of JEV circulation and exposure in urban areas by using indirect ELISA.
Methodology: A total of 470 serum samples from swine were collected and indirect IgG commercial available kit was used for the detection of JEV antibodies.
Results: The overall presence of JEV antibodies was 104 (22.1%).
Conclusion: Sero-positivity study showed that there is presence of JEV antibodies in swine population which indicates that JEV is transmitting between mosquitoes to vertebrate hosts. Diagnostics test such as ELISA can be used for sero surveillance study.