Swarnali Dasa, Sanchita Sarkhelb, Nandini Ghosha*

aDepartment of Microbiology, Vidyasagar University, Paschim Medinipur-721102 (India) bDepartment of Microbiology, St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta University *Corresponding Author – Dr. Nandini Ghosh, Assistant Professor and Head (Officiating), Department of Microbiology,Vidyasagar University, E-mail – nandini.ghosh14@gmail.com


Respiratory allergy, triggered by large number of bioparticles, is increasing at an alarming rate worldwide with India being not an exception. Around 15–30% of world population is estimated to suffer from respiratory allergy caused by pollen grains of ambient outdoor environment.So an aerobiological investigation has been carried out on prevalence of aeroallergens during the post monsoon season in Midnapore. The prevalence of seasonal allergic rhinitis was established through population based surveys. This study identifies pollen producing plant species during post monsoon season, aeroallergens, and events of allergic outbreaks in local population.

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