Mary Shoba Das

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Of 413 samples comprising 200 goat meat, 100 pig's faeces, 50 faeces of slaughtered-house workers, 13 faeces and 50 nailwashings of goat meat handlers collected from different shops of Calcutta Corporation, 25 (6.05 per cent) yielded 13 serotypes of salmonellae. The commonest serotypes was S. newport (24 per cent), followed by S. enteritidis (12 per cent),(More)
A seroepidemiological study of Japanese encephalitis (JE) in Dimapur, Nagaland was carried out following an outbreak of the disease between July, 1985 and February, 1986. Altogether 50 persons were affected with 30 (60 per cent) deaths. The attack and death rates per 1000 were more in Nagas viz. 0.55 and 0.34 than non-Nagas viz. 0.33 and 0.20 respectively.(More)
From the stool samples collected from diarrhoeic and healthy handlers of domestic animals different Campylobacter species were isolated in 16.6 and 21.1 per cent respectively. Both biotypes 1 and 2 were identified. All the 10 strains of C. jejuni were found to be enterotoxigenic or potentially enterotoxigenic in the ligated ileal loop of albino rats.
Article history: Received on: 28/09/2015 Revised on: 15/10/2015 Accepted on: 10/11/2015 Available online: 27/12/2015 Terminalia bellirica is a native plant of India belonging to the family Combrataceae. The aim of the present study is to evaluate the cytotoxicity and glucose uptake activity of ethanolic extract of fruits of Terminalia bellirica using Vero,(More)
Human and animal isolates of Campylobacter jejuni were tested for enterotoxigenicity in ligated loop of Charles-Foster rats. Of 21 isolates, 13 were proved to be toxin-positive in the initial experiments. However, the remaining 8 required one to three passages through the rat ileal loop before showing the capacity to produce enterotoxin. All isolates caused(More)
The prevalence of different types of hepatitis virus was estimated in 185 hospitalized jaundiced patients. It was found that 41.08% were positive for HBs Ag by ELISA method. The jaundiced group was also tested for IgM antibody and for total antibodies (IgG and IgM) to HAV infection by ELISA method and 5.40% were found to be positive. All patients in the(More)