A. P. Sugunan

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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Shigellosis is known to be a major cause of acute childhood diarrhoea in Andaman & Nicobar Islands, India. Rapid emergence of antibiotic resistance warrants continuous monitoring of sensitivity pattern of bacterial isolates. We report here the salient findings of an ongoing study on shigellosis in Andaman Islands, India, with regards(More)
This study aims to determine the clinical features and seasonal patterns associated with shigellosis, the antimicrobial resistance frequencies of the isolates obtained during the period 2006–2012 for 22 antibiotics, and the molecular characterization of multidrug-resistant strains isolated from endemic cases of shigellosis in the remote islands of India,(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India, home to six primitive tribes, constituting about 10 per cent of the total population of these Islands have been detected with high endemicity of hepatitis B infection. During 2000, a total of 936 individuals ≤ 45 yr, negative for hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) and antibody anti-HBs were(More)
Several researchers had carried out investigations on the possibility of existence of Weil's disease in Andaman Islands during early 20 th century. The first report of a series of confirmed cases of leptospirosis that occurred during 1929 was published in 1931.There were several reports during 1995 to 2009 that described detailed account of leptospirosis(More)
characterization of Campylobacter jejuni clones: a basis for epidemiologic investigation .tilocus sequence typing for comparison of veterinary and human isolates of Campylobacter jejuni. these islands were struck by an earthquake measuring 9.1 on the Richter scale (1) and by the ensuing Great Asian Tsunami (2). The fault slip, which caused permanent land(More)
BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVES A total of 237 Nicobarese subjects who had received hepatitis B vaccination as part of mass vaccination project during 2000-2001 were screened for anti-HBsAg titres by quantitative ELISA five years after vaccination. METHODS Anti-HBsAg antibody was estimated using quantitative ELISA. Proportion of the subjects with protective(More)
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