Dr. Shanta Dutta MD, Ph.D., Scientist G, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata, is a clinical microbiologist and a medical research scientist. After graduated in Medicine from Calcutta National Medical College under the University of Calcutta in 1986, she completed postgraduation in Medical Microbiology from the Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, Mangalore University in 1992. She has joined NICED, a constituent Institute of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and a WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Enteric Diseases, in August 1994 and presently holding the post of Scientist
G (Director) in the Division of Bacteriology.
She was awarded with RONPAKU fellowship of JSPS (Japanese Society for Promotion of Science) during 2001-2005 by Dept. of Science and Technology, M/O Science and Technology, Govt. of India (Indian counterpart) and was conferred with Ph.D. Degree from Kyushu University, Japan in 2006 under this program. During this fellowship she gained experience of working on virulence, antimicrobial resistance and molecular epidemiology of enteric bacterial pathogens in the Department of Bacteriology, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. She was selected to participate in the Advanced WHO course on "Immunology, Vaccinology, Biotechnology and Biosafety applied to Infectious Diseases", held in Lausanne, Switzerland during Sept. - Oct., 1996. She has participated in the International course of laboratory diagnosis of Diarrhoeal Diseases, at ICDDR,B Dacca, Bangladesh during August 2002.She has been elected as a member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) (MAMS) in the year 2013 In recognition of significant contribution for the advancement of medical Sciences.
She is actively involved in research, training and teaching of the microbiological aspect of enteric diseases including diarrhea, enteric fever, water bacteriology. She has interests in exploring antimicrobial resistance of enteric pathogens, mechanism of drug resistance and antibacterial activity of bioactive molecules derived from herbal products.
She has worked as principal investigator in a number of intramural and extramural funded projects. She supported the microbiology component of the studies pertaining to other divisions like epidemiology and clinical as a co-investigator and responsible for timely feedback of results to the concerned divisions.
She took part in the vaccine trial of Typhoid vaccine (Vi polysaccharide vaccine), disease burden study of typhoid, randomized control clinical trials on usefulness of probiotics in acute diarrhea, role of vit A, micronutrients in acute watery diarrhoea.
She acted as an expert in the UNICEF funded project on "Drinking water quality monitoring by H2S KIT" and participated as the nodal person in the multi-centric study on evaluation and operational research of the kit.
On ICMR request, she was also involved in the evaluation of solar disinfection method of drinking water in rural household (SODIS).
She has published a number (>65) of original research articles in peer-reviewed national and international journals in the area of Clinical Microbiology, Molecular Epidemiology and Pathogenesis of enteric pathogens, water bacteriology including book chapters. She attended various national and international conferences and presented papers on her research studies. She served as an invited reviewer of a number of national and international reputed journals like Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, Diagnostic Microbiology Infectious Diseases, Journal of Medical Microbiology, PloS One, BMC infectious Diseases, International Journal of Infectious Diseases, WHO Guidelines. She has been invited to become editorial international board member of various publishing agencies.
Sarkar P, Saha T, Sheikh IA, Chakraborty S, Aoun J, Chakrabarti
MK, Rajendran VM, Ameen NA, Dutta S, Hoque KM. Zinc
ameliorates intestinal barrier dysfunctions in shigellosis by
reinstating claudin-2 and -4 on the membranes. Am J Physiol
Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2019 Feb 1; 316(2):G229-G246
Ghosh P, Sinha R, Samanta P, Saha DR, Koley H, Dutta S, Okamoto
K, Ghosh A, Ramamurthy T, Mukhopadhyay AK. Haitian Variant
Vibrio cholerae O1 Strains Manifest Higher Virulence in
Animal Models. Front Microbiol. 2019 Feb 5; 10:111.
Mitra S, Mukherjee S, Naha S, Chattopadhyay P, Dutta S, Basu S.
Evaluation of co-transfer of plasmid-mediated fluoroquinolone
resistance genes and bla (NDM) gene in Enterobacteriaceae
causing neonatal septicaemia. Antimicrob Resist Infect Control.
2019 Feb 27; 8:46.
Mukherjee P, Mondal V, Bhaumik U, Sinha R, Sarkar S, Mitra S,
Howlader DR, Maiti S, Mukhopadhyay AK, Dutta S, Koley H. Studies
on formulation of a combination heat killed immunogen from
diarrheagenic Escherichia coli and Vibrio cholerae
in RITARD model. Microbes Infect.
Sengupta S, Koley H, Dutta S,Bhowal J. Antioxidant and
Hypocholesterolemic Properties of Functional Soy Yogurts
Fortified with ω-3 and ω-6 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Balb/c
Mice. Eur J Lipid Sci Technol. 2019 Mar 19 https://doi.org/10.1002/ejlt.201800397.
Sengupta S, Koley H, Dutta S, Bhowal J. Hepatoprotective effects
of symbiotic soy yogurt on mice fed a high-cholesterol diet.
Nutrition. 2019 Jan 24; 63-64:36-44.
Mukherjee S, Bhattacharjee A, Naha S, Majumdar T, Debbarma SK,
Kaur H, Dutta S, Basu S. Molecular characterization of
NDM-1-producing Klebsiella pneumoniae ST29, ST347, ST1224, and
ST2558 causing sepsis in neonates in a tertiary care hospital of
North-East India. Infect Genet Evol. 2019 Apr;69:166-175..
Nayak MK, De P, Manna B, Dutta S, Bhadra UK,
Chawla-Sarkar M. Species A rotaviruses isolated from
hospitalized patients over 5 years of age in Kolkata, India, in
2012/13. Arch Virol. 2018 Mar; 163(3):745-750.
Lopez AL, Deen J, Azman AS, Luquero FJ, Kanungo S, Dutta S,
von Seidlein L, Sack DA. Immunogenicity and protection from a
single dose of internationally available killed oral cholera
vaccine: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis.
2018 Jun; 66(12):1960-1971.
Banerjee A, Lo M, Indwar P, Deb AK, Das S, Manna B, Dutta S,
Bhadra UK, Bhattacharya M, Okamoto K, Chawla-Sarkar M. Upsurge
and spread of G3 rotaviruses in Eastern India (2014-2016): Full
genome analyses reveals heterogeneity within Wa-like genomic
constellation. Infect Genet Evol. 2018 Sep; 63: 158-174.
Jain P, Sudhanthirakodi S, Chowdhury G, Joshi S, Anandan S, Ray
U, Mukhopadhyay A, Dutta S. Antimicorbial Resistance,
plasmid, virulence, multilocus sequence typing and pulsed-field
gel electrophoresis profiles of Salmonella enterica serovar
Typhimurium clinical and environmental isolates from India. Plos
One. 2018 Dec; 13(12):e0207954
Samanta P, Saha RN, Chowdhury G, Naha A, Sarkar S, Dutta S,
Nandy RK, Okamoto K, Mukhopadhyay AK. Dissemination of newly
emerged polymyxin B sensitive Vibrio cholerae O1
containing Haitian-like genetic traits in different parts of
India. J Med Microbiol. 2018 Sep; 67(9):1326-1333.
Raj D, Chowdhury P, Sarkar R, Saito-Nakano Y, Okamoto K, Nozaki
T, Dutta S, Ganguly S. Pyruvate protects Giardia
trophozoites from cysteine-ascorbate deprived medium induced
cytotoxicity. Korean J Parasitol. 2018 Feb; 56(1):1-9.
Sengupta S, Koley H, Dutta S, Bhowal J.
Hypocholesterolemic effect of Spirulina platensis (SP) fortified
functional soy yogurts on diet-induced hypercholesterolemia. J
Functional Foods. 2018 Sep; 48: 54-64.
Debnath F, Mukhopadhyay AK, Chowdhury G, Saha RN, Dutta S.
An outbreak of foodborne infection caused by Shigella sonnei in
West Bengal, India. Jpn J Infect Dis. 2018 Mar; 71(2):162-166.
Samajpati S, Das S, Ray U, Dutta S. Report of Relapse
Typhoid Fever Cases from Kolkata, India: Recrudescence or
Reinfection? Jpn J Infect Dis. 2018 Apr. doi:
John J, Bavdekar A, Rongsen-Chandola T, Dutta S, NSSEFI
Collaborators, Kang G. Estimating the incidence of enteric fever
in children in India: a multi-site, active fever surveillance of
pediatric cohorts. BMC Public Health. 2018 May; 18(1):594.
Ali M, Kim DR, Kanungo S, Sur D, Manna B, Digilio L, Dutta S,
Marks F, Bhattacharya SK, Clemens J. Use of oral cholera vaccine
as a vaccine probe to define the geographical dimensions of
person-to-person transmission of cholera. Int J Infect Dis. 2018
Chattopadhyay D, Ojha D, Mukherjee H, Bag P, Vaidya SP, Dutta S. Validation of a traditional preparation against multi-drug resistant Salmonella Typhi and its protective efficacy in S.
Typhimurium infected mice. Biomed Pharmacother. 2018 Jan 17;99:286-289. ransmission of cholera. Int J Infect Dis. 2018
Das G, Das S, Dutta S, Ghosh I. In silico identification and
characterization of stress and virulence associated repeats in
Salmonella. Genomics. 2018 Jan;110(1):23-34.
Das S, Samajpati S, Ray U, Dutta S. Antimicrobial
Resistance and Molecular Subtypes of Salmonella enterica Serovar
Typhi Isolates from Kolkata, India over a 15 years period 1998
to 2012. Int J Med Microbiol. 2017 Jan; 307(1):28-36.
Lopez AL, Deen J, Azman AS, Luquero FJ, Kanungo S, Dutta S,
von Seidlein L, Sack DA. Immunogenicity and protection from a
single dose of internationally available killed oral cholera
vaccine: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Infect Dis.
2017 Nov 21. doi: 10.1093/cid/cix1039.
Howlader DR, Koley H, Maiti S, Bhaumik U, Mukherjee P, Dutta
S. Brief review on the immunological scenario and recent
developmental status of vaccines against enteric fever. Vaccine.
2017 Nov; 35(47):6359-6366
Kumar R, Dutta S, Pal D. Microbiological quality
assessment and detection of fecal Escherichia Coli (Coliform)
in foods of animal origin sold in the open markets of Kolkata
City in India. Ind J Comp Microbiol, Immunol Infect Dis.2017;
Das S, Samajpati S, Roy I, Sankar S, Gaind R, Deb M, Kulkarni R, Paul DK,
Dutta S. 2017.
Molecular subtyping of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi by Pulsed-Field Gel Electrophoresis and Multiple-Locus Variable-Number Tandem-Repeat Analysis in India: their association with antimicrobial resistance profiles.
Jpn J Infect Dis. 70:536-543.
Deb AK, Dutta S, Hnichho C, Vanlalpeki M, Phosa HT, Rakhu K,
Fanai SL, Chakrabarti M, Panda S. 2017. A case control study
investigating factors associated with high infant death in Saiha
district of Mizoram, India bordering Myanmar. BMC Pediatr.
De R, Ramamurthy T, Sarkar BL, Mukhopadhyay AK, Pazhani GP,
Sarkar S, Dutta S, Nair GB. 2017. Retrospective genomic analysis
of Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor strains from different
places in India reveals the presence of ctxB-7 allele found in
Haitian isolates. Epidemiol Infect. 145:2212-2220.
Ganguly S, Barkataki S, Karmakar S, Sanga P, Boopathi K,
Kanagasabai K, Kamaraj P, Chowdhury P, Sarkar R, Raj D, James L,
Dutta S, Sehgal R, Jha P, Murhekar M. 2017. High prevalence of
soil-transmitted helminth infections among primary school
children, Uttar Pradesh, India, 2015. Infect Dis Poverty. 6:139.
Ganguly S, Malhotra A, Chowdhuri M, Ghosal A, Sardar SK, Okamoto
K, Dutta S, and Bhattacharya SK. 2017. Intractable seizure in a
case of primary amoebic Meningoencephalitis caused by the free
living amoeba Naegleria fowleri. Arch Parasitol 1:3
Ghosh P, Kumar D, Chowdhury G, Singh P, Samanta P, Dutta S,
Ramamurthy T, Sharma NC, Sinha P, Prasad Y, Shinoda S,
Mukhopadhyay AK. 2017. Characterization of Vibrio cholerae
O1 strains that trace the origin of Haitian-like genetic traits.
Infect Genet Evol. 54:47-53.
Kulkarni PS, Desai S, Tewari T, Kawade A, Goyal N, Garg BS,
Kumar D, Kanungo S, Kamat V, Kang G, Bavdekar A, Babji S,
Juvekar S, Manna B, Dutta S, Angurana R, Dewan D, Dharmadhikari
A, Zade JK, Dhere RM, Fix A, Power M, Uprety V, Parulekar V, Cho
I, Chandola TR, Kedia VK, Raut A, Flores J; SII BRV-PV author
group. 2017. A randomized Phase III clinical trial to assess the
efficacy of a bovine-human reassortant pentavalent rotavirus
vaccine in Indian infants. Vaccine. 35:6228-6237.
Mukherjee P, Dutta S, Mukhopadhyay AK. 2017. Development
and evaluation of a PCR assay for rapid detection of
azithromycin resistant Campylobacter isolated from
diarrhoeal patients in Kolkata, India. Gut Pathog. 9:37.
Das S, Ray U, Dutta S. 2016. Revisit of fluoroquinolone and azithromycin susceptibility breakpoints for Salmonella
enterica serovar Typhi. J Med Microbiol. Published online. DOI: 10.1099/jmm.0.000288.
Das S, Ray U, Akhter I, Chattopadhyay A, Paul DK and Dutta S. 2016. Evaluation of fliC-d based direct blood PCR assays
for typhoid diagnosis. 2016. BMC Microbiology. Online DOI: 10.1186/s12866-016-0723-6
Sudhanthirakodi S, Jain P, Chattopadhyay UK, Dutta S. 2016.Isolation, serotype distribution and antimicrobial resistance
profiles of non-typhoidal Salmonella isolates from animals, poultry and food samples, in and around Kolkata, India. Volume
Dutta S, Das S, Nandy AK, Dutta SK. 2015. Retrospect of Dr. Sambhu Nath De: One of the Greatest Indian Scientists.
Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 58(1): 134-136.
Jain P, Nandy S, Bharadwaj R, Niyogi SK, Dutta S. 2015. Salmonella enteric serovar Weltevreden ST 1500
associated foodborne outbreak in Pune, India. Indian J Med Res 141: 239-241.
JWong VK, Baker S, Pickard DJ, Parkhill J, Page AJ, Feasey NA, Kingsley RA, Thomson NR, Keane JA, Weill FX, Edwards DJ,
Hawkey J, Harris SR, Mather AE, Cain AK, Hadfield J, Hart PJ, Thieu NT, Klemm EJ, Glinos DA, Breiman RF, Watson CH, Kariuki S,
Gordon MA, Heyderman RS, Okoro C, Jacobs J, Lunguya O, Edmunds WJ, Msefula C, Chabalgoity JA, Kama M, Jenkins K, Dutta S,
Marks F, Campos J, Thompson C, Obaro S, MacLennan CA, Dolecek C, Keddy KH, Smith AM, Parry CM, Karkey A, Mulholland EK,
Campbell JI, Dongol S, Basnyat B, Dufour M, Bandaranayake D, Naseri TT, Singh SP, Hatta M, Newton P, Onsare RS, Isaia L,
Dance D, Davong V, Thwaites G, Wijedoru L, Crump JA, De Pinna E, Nair S, Nilles EJ, Thanh DP, Turner P, Soeng S, Valcanis
M, Powling J, Dimovski K, Hogg G, Farrar J, Holt KE, Dougan G. 2015. Phylogeographical analysis of the dominant
multidrug-resistant H58 clade of Salmonella Typhi identifies inter- and intra continental transmission events.
Nat Genet. 47(6):632-639
Bhattacharya MK, Sarkar MC, Dutta S, Acharyya M, Bhattacharya A, Sharma Sarkar B. 2015. A diarrhoeal outbreak due
to Rota virus in Kolkata and its surroundings. Asian J Sci Technol. 6(5): 1464-1466
Ochiai L, Khan M, Soofi S, Sur D, Kanungo S, You YA, Habib M, Sahito S, Manna B, Dutta S, Acosta C, Ali M, Bhattacharya S,
Bhutta Z, Clemens J. 2014. Immune response to Vi capsular polysaccharide typhoid vaccine in children (2-16 years): results
from cluster randomized effectiveness trials in Karachi and Kolkata. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 21(5): 661.
Dutta S, Das S, Mitra U, Jain P, Roy I, Ganguly SS, Ray U, Dutta P, Paul DK. 2014. Antimicrobial Resistance, Virulence
Profiles and Molecular Subtypes of Salmonella enterica Serovars Typhi and Paratyphi A Blood Isolates from Kolkata, India
during 2009-2013. PLoS One. 9(8): e101347.
Jain P, Das S, Ganguly SS, Dutta S. 2014.First case report of blood and urine cultures positive bacteraemia by
Salmonella enterica serotype Choleraesuis from India. J Med Microbiol Case Reports. DOI: 10.1099/jmmcr.0.003210.
Dutta S, Jain P, Nandy S, Matsushita S, Yoshida SI. 2014. Molecular characterization of serologically atypical
provisional serovars of Shigella isolates from Kolkata, India. J Med Microbiol. 63: 1696-1703
Praekelt U, Reissbrodt R, Kresse A, Pavankumar A, Sankaran K, James R, Jesudason M, Anandan S, Prakasam A, Balaji V, Dutta S
et al. 2014. Monoclonal antibodies against all known variants of EspA: development of a simple diagnostic test for
enteropathogenic Escherichia coli based on a key virulence factor. J Med Microbiol. 63: 1595-1607.
Dutta S, Jain P, Bhattacharya SK. 2014. Human Enteric Vaccines. Vaccines and Vaccination. 5: 6: 1000252. DOI.org/10.4172/2157-7560. 1000252.
Bhattacharya S. K., Sur D, Dutta S, Kanungo S, Ochiai RL, Kim DR, Anstey NM, Seidlein LV, Deen J. 2013. Vivax malaria
and bacteraemia: a prospective study in Kolkata, India. Malaria Journal. 12: 176.
Mukherjee H, Ojha D, Bharitkar YP, Ghosh S, Mandal S, Kaity S, Dutta S et al. 2013. Evaluation of the wound healing activity of Shorearobusta, an Indian ethnomedicine, and its
isolated constituent(s) in topical formulation. J of Ethnopharmacology. 149: 335-343.
Dutta S.2013. Insight: Fitness gains hamper efforts to tackle drug resistance. eLifesciences. 2: e01809.
Das S,Rajendran K, Dutta P, Saha TK, Dutta S. 2013. Validation of a new serology-based dipstick test for rapid
diagnosis of typhoid fever. Diag Microbiol Infec Dis. 76: 5-9
Jain P, Roy S, Viswanathan R, Basu S, Singh AK, Dutta S. 2013. Concurrent and transferable resistance to extended spectrum cephalosporins, monobactem, and fluoroquinolone in a
Salmonella enterica serovar Worthington blood isolate from a neonate in Kolkata, India. Int J Antimicrobial Agents 41: 494-495.
Sarkar UK, Mitra U, Chawla Sarkar M, Dutta S, Roy H, Chatterjee MK, Dutta P. 2012. Horizontal transmission of novel
H1N1/09 influenza virus in a newborn: Myth or fact? Journal of Acute Disease.1: 165-167.
Chattopadhyay D, Mukherjee H, Bag P, Ojha D, Konreddy A K, Dutta S, Haldar PK, Chatterjee T, Sharon A, Chakraborti S. 2012 Inhibition of NO2, PGE2, TNF-a, and iNOS Expression by Shorea robusta L: An Ethnomedicine Used for Anti-Inflammatory and Analgesic Activity. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
Volume, Article ID 254849, 14 pages.
Ali M, Sur D, Kim D R, Kanungo S, Dutta S, Bhattacharya SK, Manna B, Ochiai R L, Clemens J. 2012.
Corrigendum to "Impact of Vi vaccination on spatial patterns of typhoid fever in the slums of Kolkata, India" [Vaccine 29 (2011) 9051-9056].
Vaccine 30 (2012), 7 September: 6006
Hosseini A, Dutta S, Nandy S, Ghosh I, Khandekar PS. 2012. Characterization of Shigella flexneri isolates by Tandem Repeat Analysis and Pulse Field Gel Electrophoresis.
International Proceedings of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering (IPCBEE), 46: 110- 115.
Holt K E, S Dutta, B Manna, SK Bhattacharya, B Bhaduri, D Pickerd, RLOchiai et al. 2012.
High resolution genotyping of the endemic Salmonella Typhi population during Vi vaccination trial in Kolkata. PLoS Neglected Trop Dis. 6: e1490.
Kulkarni RD, Ajantha GS, A Upadhyay, S. patil, A kalabhavi, P Shetty, Shubhada C, P Jain, S. Dutta. 2011.
Antibiotic susceptibility patterns of the three bacterial enteric pathogens isolated from a tertiary care hospital. J Gastro Inf. 1: 43- 45.
Dutta P, Mitra U, Dutta S, Naik TN, Rajendran K, Chatterjee MK; and Saha TK. 2011. Zinc, Vitamin A and micronutrients supplementation in children with diarrhea: A
randomised, controlled clinical trial combination versus monotherapy. J Paediatrics. 159: 633-637.
Nandy S, Dutta S, Ghosh S, Ganai A, Rajahamsan J, Theodore RBJ, Seikh NK. 2011.
Foodborne associatedShigella sonnei, India 2009 and 2010. Emerg Infect Dis. 17: 2072-2073.
Holt KH, Phan MD, Baker S, Duy PT, Nga TVT, Nair S, Turner AK, Walsh C, Fanning S, Farrell-Ward S, Dutta S,
Karuiki S, Weill F-X, Parkhill J, Dougan G, Wain J. 2011. Emergence of a globally dominant IncHl1 Plasmid type associated with Multiple Drug
Resistant typhoid. PLoS Neglected Trop Dis. 5: e1245.
Dutta P, Mitra U, Dutta S, Rajendran K, Saha T K, Chatterjee M K. 2011. Randomised controlled clinical
trial of Lactobacillus sporogenes (Bacillus coagulans), used as probiotic in clinical practice, on acute watery diarrhoea in children.
Trop Med & Int Hlth. 16: 555-61.
Ghosh S, Chakraborty K, Nagaraja T, Basak S, Koley H, Dutta S, Mitra U, and Das SS. 2011. An adhesion
protein of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi is required for pathogenesis and potential target for vaccine development. Proc. Natl
Acad. Sci. USA. 108: 3348-3353.
Nandy S, Mitra U, Rajendran K, Dutta P, Dutta S. 2010 Subtype prevalence, plasmid profiles and growing
fluoroquinolone resistance in Shigella from Kolkata, India (2001-2007): a hospital-based study. Trop Med & Int Hlth ; 15:
Sur, D., R. L. Ochiai, S. K. Bhattacharya, N. K. Ganguly, M. Ali, B. Manna, S. Dutta, A. Donner, S. Kanungo, J. K. Park, M. K. Puri,
D. R. Kim, D. Dutta, B. Bhadui, C. J. Acosta and J. D. Clemens 2009. A Cluster-Randomized Effectiveness Trial of Vi Typhoid Vaccine in India.
N Engl J. Med. 361: 335-44.
Dutta, S., J. L. Deen, D. Sur, B. Manna, S. Kanungo, B. Bhaduri, A. L. Lopez, L. V. Seidlein, J. D. Clemens, S. K. Bhattacharya. 2008
Increased utilization of treatment centre facilities during a dengue fever outbreak in Kolkata, India. Dengue Bulletin. 32: 162-166.
Ochiai, R. L., C. J. Acosta, M. C. Danovaro Holliday, D. Baiqing, S. K. Bhattacharya, M. D. Agtini, Z. A. Bhutta, D. G. Canh,
M. Ali, S. Shin, J. Wain, A. L. Page, M. J. Albert, J. Farrar, R. Abu-Elyazeed, T. Pangk, C. M. Galindo, L. von Seidlein, J. D. Clemens and the Domi
Typhoid Study Group (S. Dutta). 2008. A study of typhoid fever in five Asian countries: disease burden and implications for controls.
Bulletin of the World Health Organization. 86: 260-268.
Kanungo, S., S. Dutta and D. Sur. 2008. Epidemiology of typhoid and paratyphoid fever in India. J. Infect
Developing Countries. 2: 454-460.
Dutta, S., D. Sur, B. Manna, B. Sen, M. Bhattacharya, S. K. Bhattacharya, J. Wain, S. Nair, J. D. Clemens, R. L.
Ochiai. 2008. Emergence of highly fluoroquinolone-resistant Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi in a community-based fever
surveillance from Kolkata, India. Int. J. Antimicrobial Agents. 31: 387-389.
Sur, D., S. Dutta, B. L. Sarkar, B. Manna, M. K. Bhattacharya, K. K. Datta, A. Saha, B. Dutta, G. P. Pazhani, A. R.
Choudhuri, S. K. Bhattacharya. 2007. Occurrence, significance & molecular epidemiology of cholera outbreaks in west Bengal. Indian J. Med
Res. 125: 772-776.
Sen, B., S. Dutta, D. Sur, B. Manna, A. K. Deb and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2007. Phage typing, biotyping &
antimicrobial resistance profile of Salmonella enterica Typhi from Kolkata. Indian J. Med. Res. 125: 685-688.
Anvikar, A. R., C. Dolla, S. Dutta, V. G. Rao, V. S. Gadge, G. P. Shukla, S. Rao and C. Karforma. 2007. Role of
Diarrhoeagenic Escherichia coli in acute Diarrhoea of tribal preschool children of Central India. Pediatric and Perinatal
Epidemiology. 22: 40-46.
Dutta, S., D. Sur, B. Manna, B. Sen, A. K. Deb, J. L. Deen, J. Wain, Von L. Seidlein, L. Ochiai, J. D. Clemens, S. K.
Bhattacharya. 2006. Evaluation of new-generation serologic tests for the diagnosis of typhoid fever: data from a community-based
surveillance in Calcutta, India. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 56: 359-65.
Bhattacharya, R., G. C. Sahoo, M. K. Nayak, S. Ghosh, P. Dutta, M. K. Bhattacharya, U. Mitra, D. Gangopadhyay, S. Dutta,
S. K. Niyogi, D. R. Saha, T. N. Naik, S. K. Bhattacharya and T. Krishnan.2006. Molecular epidemiology of human astrovirus infections in
Kolkata, India. Infect Genet Evol. 6: 425-35.
Bhardwaj, R., S. Majumdar, N. K. Ganguly, N. Taneja, S. Dutta, T. Ramamurthy, and A. Chakraborti. 2006.
Characterization of adhesin variants in Indian isolates of enteroaggregative Escherichia coli. FEMS Microbiol. Lett. 258:
Sur, D., L. Von Seidlein, B. Manna, S. Dutta, A. K. Deb, B. L. Sarkar, S. Kanungo, J. L. Deen, M. Ali, D. R. Kin, V. K.
Gupta, R. L. Ochiai, A. Tsuzuki, C. J. Acosta, J. D. Clemens and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2006. The malaria and typhoid fever burden in the
slums of Kolkata, India: data from a prospective community-based study. Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg. 100: 725-33.
Sur, D., B. L. Sarkar, B. Manna, J. Deen, S. Dutta, S. K. Niyogi, A. N. Ghosh, A. Deb, S. Kanungo, A. Palit, S. K.
Bhattacharya. 2006. Epidemiological, microbiological & electron microscopic study of a cholera outbreak in a Kolkata slum community.
Indian J. Med. Res. 123: 31-6.
Dutta, S., D. Sur, B. Manna, J. Deen, J. Clemens and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2005. Rollback of Salmonella
enterica serotype Typhi resistance to chloramphenicol and other antimicrobials in Kolkata, India. Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. 49:
Dutta, S., K. I. Iida, Y. Kawamura, T. Ezaki, G. B. Nair and S-I Yoshida. 2005. Alteration in the GyrA subunit of DNA gyrase and the ParC subunit of topoisomerase IV in Quinolone
Resistant Shigelladysenteriae serotype 1 clinical isolates from Kolkata, India. Antimicrob. Agents Chemoth. 49:
Dutta, S., K. I. Iida, A. Takade, Y. Meno, G. B. Nair and S. I. Yoshida. 2004. Release of Shigatoxin by membrane
vesicles in S. dysenteriae type 1 strains and effect of antimicrobials on toxin production and release. Microbiol. Immunol.
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