Manjira Bhattacharya

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BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Diarrhoeal disease outbreaks are causes of major public health emergencies in India. We carried out investigation of two cholera outbreaks, for identification, antimicrobial susceptibility testing, phage typing and molecular characterization of isolated Vibrio cholerae O1, and to suggest prevention and control measures. METHODS A(More)
To the Editor: Cholera, caused by toxigenic strains of Vibrio cholerae O1 or O139, continues to be a major cause of illness and death, particularly in developing countries. Treatment consists of early administration of rehydration therapy with appropriate oral or intravenous fl uids. The World Health Organization recommends antimicrobial drug treatment for(More)
Dengue is specially owing to inadequate water supply and poor solid waste management , which are favorable for multiplication of the main vectors including the Aedes ageypti coupled with lack of proven anti viral therapy and no proven efficient vaccine .there are many cases of both dengue shock syndrome and dengue haemmorhagic fever making it a major public(More)
AIM To evaluate the efficacy of single dose Azithromycin (1 gram) in treatment of cholera in adults. A randomized, controlled clinical trial on 120 adults with acute watery diarrhoea and moderate to severe dehydration compared the efficacy of azithromycin (1 gram) single dose and Norfloxacin (400 mg) twice daily for three days in treating cholera. Data were(More)
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