Ramesh S. Sharma

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A nine month entomological study was conducted from August 1989 to April 1990 in Jalpaiguri duars of West Bengal where malaria has been persistent problem. Amongst the anopheline fauna three vector species were recorded; An. minimus was the principal vector supported by A. dirus during the rainy months and An. fluviatilis in dry months. All the three(More)
Abnormal vaginal discharge syndrome (AVDS) is a commonly observed gynaecological complaint for which women seek medical attention. The present study was conducted in six Indian Council of Medical Research centres with Praneem polyherbal tablets (PPT), to determine their efficacy in the treatment of symptomatic women with AVDS. Data are given on 141 subjects(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The main rural malaria vector Anopheles culicifacies has developed resistance to dichloro diphenyl trichloroethane (DDT), hexachloro cyclo hexane (HCH) and malathion in the state of Haryana in northern India. An alternative synthetic pyrethroid insecticide bifenthrin was therefore evaluated on mosquito nets against anopheline and(More)
The present paper describes the advantage/limitation of presently available 'in-vivo' methods to detect sensitivity status of Plasmodium falciparum to commonly used antimalarial drugs. The paper is based on a retrospective analysis of 890 P. falciparum cases and various parameters used to define the level of drug resistance. The presented quantification(More)
The immunization coverage of infants, children and women residing in a primary health centre (PHC) area in Rajasthan was evaluated both by lot quality assurance sampling (LQAS) and by the 30-cluster sampling method recommended by WHO's Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI). The LQAS survey was used to classify 27 mutually exclusive subunits of the(More)
The study was undertaken to determine the hepatitis B carrier rate in North India along with the relative infectivity of the carriers. A total of 1,112 pregnant women were investigated for hepatitis B carrier state during their routine visits to antenatal clinics. All three tiers of the health care delivery system were included from four regions of North(More)
Parents (mostly mothers) of 264 children aged less than 5 years with acute watery diarrhoea were interviewed about their treatment profile before hospitalization in Delhi, India in 1993. Only 22% of the cases were given prescriptions for oral rehydration solutions (ORS), whereas a very high proportion (64%) of them were given drugs, including antibiotics(More)
An in-depth study of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) situation in Gorakhpur district of Uttar Pradesh from 1982-1988 showed increasing trend in the incidence of JE. Total number of annual cases and case fatality rate (CFR) rose from 118 and 23.7 per cent in 1982 to 772 and 32.2 per cent in 1988 respectively. A definite increase was noticed in the number of cases(More)
An epidemiological investigation was carried out in hilly areas of western ghats of Kerala state, India during 1993, to verify a focus of cutaneous leishmaniasis. Out of 406 surveyed population, 11 cases were detected, among which two were positive for LD bodies in slit skin scraping examination. The disease was indigenously transmitted. Further(More)