National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases

Indian Council of Medical Research
Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training on Diarrhoeal Diseases

NICED : Scientists

Dr. Shanta Dutta

Dr. Shanta Dutta

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.

General Information
Name Dr. Shanta Dutta
Designation Scientist G and Director
Date of joining ICMR 03 August 1994
Date of joining present post 12 July 2016
Discipline Clinical Microbiology
Division Bacteriology
Specialization Microbiologist
Email ,
Academic Qualification  
Graduation MBBS, Calcutta Univ., India, Nov. 1986
Post Graduation MD (Medical Microbiology), Mangalore Univ., India, Dec. 1992
Doctoral Ph.D. (Medical science), Kyushu University, Japan, Mar 2006


Research Experience

Dr. Dutta has 23 years of research experience in the field of enteric/ diarrheal diseases. She is actively involved in field based epidemiological studies as well as laboratory based molecular studies with the isolates , both clinical and environmental, w.r.t. their antimicrobial resistance marker, plasmid profiles, virulence markers and sequence based molecular subtypes etc. She has acted as an invited reviewer of a number of international journals and as project reviewer of national and international funding agencies. She has published articles in the high impact journals and delivered talks and views as consultants/ members of steering committee/advisory committee/Research Review committee/ national and international research forum. She is invited to become internal/ external examiner for Ph.D. thesis evaluation, to impart training to the post graduate students of various universities to complete their projects. She acted as the guide of Ph.D. students to accomplish their Ph.D. thesis and publish their results in peer reviewed high impact international journals. Involved in teaching of Microbiology to undergraduate and post graduate students of both medical and non-medical curriculum..

Research Interest

The area of her research work focuses on both applied and basic aspects of enteric diseases and enteric pathogens with special reference to entero-virulent Escherichia coli, Shigella, Salmonella and V. cholerae species. Studying phenotypic and genetic characters of various enteric bacteria and analyzing the results are her major research interest. In view of the emerging issues of antimicrobial resistance, exploring antibacterial activity of herbal extracts is another area, where she puts in efforts, which might lead to some new product with strong antibacterial potential. Other research interests include bacterial population genetics, evaluation of new/ existing diagnostic tests for enteric diseases along with development of more user friendly and comprehensive point of care tests, enteric vaccine evaluation and efficacy testing, estimation of disease burden based on sero-surveillance etc. .

Membership/ Fellow of Professional Societies/ Associations

  1. Indian Assoc. of Medical Microbiologists (Life membership)
  2. Indian Assoc. of Pathologists & Microbiologists (Annual membership)
  3. Society of Biological Chemists, India (Life membership)
  4. American Society of Microbiology (Annual membership)
  5. Indian Science Congress Association (Life membership)
  6. Indian Medical Association, Kolkata Branch (Life membership)
  7. Elected Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) (MAMS) 2013
  8. Administrative Staff College of India Association (Life Membership)


  • Recipient of National Scholarship of D.P.I., West Bengal in 1979, for academic excellence
  • Recipient of RONPAKU fellowship of JSPS (Japan Society for Promotion of Science) by DST (Department of Science and Technology), counterpart agency of JSPS in India under RONPAKU (Ph. D. Dissertation) Program for JFY 2001- 2005 and conferred with Ph. D. degree from Kyushu University under this programe.
  • Recipient of elected Membership of the National Academy of the Medical Sciences (India) (MAMS) in 2013
  • Recipient of Dr. Y. S. Narayana Rao Oration Award of ICMR for her contribution of research work in the field of Microbiology for 2014.
  • Awarded Platinum Jubilee lecture in the section of Medical Science including physiology on 4th Jan 2016, in 103rd Indian Science Congress held in Mysore University
  • Recipient of Dr. S. C. Sil Oration of IPHA WB Chapter for 2016
  • Recipient of Life time achievement award of IAAM (Indian Association of Applied Microbiology) for 2017
  • Recipient of Elected fellowship of West Bengal Academy of Science and Technology (WAST) for 2017
  • Biographical profile has been published in the 7th edition of Who’s Who in Science and engineering 2003- 2004 published by Marquis Who’s Who, USA.
  • Biographical profile has been published in the 1st edition of Who’s Who in Asia 2006- 2007 published by Marquis Who’s Who, USA.
  • Biographical profile has been published in the 26th edition of Who’s Who in the world 2009 published by Marquis Who’s Who, USA.

Affiliation to Scientific/Technical Committees at State/ National/ International levels

  • External Project reviewer of International Center of Diarrhoeal Disease and Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B) Dacca for reviewing of proposals submitted for funding
  • External Project Reviewer of the US-Israel Bilateral Agricultural Research &Development (BARD) for reviewing proposals submitted for funding
  • Project Reviewer of Dept. Science and Technology, Govt. of India
  • Project Reviewer of WB DST, Govt. of West Bengal
  • Project Reviewer of WB DBT, Govt. of West Bengal
  • Nominated Principal Member of the drinks and drinking water sectional committee FAD 14 of Bureau of Indian Standards since 2012-2013
  • Nominated Principal Member of the immunodiagnostics sectional committee FAD 15 of Bureau of Indian Standards since 2015-2016
  • Member of Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of Institute of Environmental studies and Wetland Management; Dept. of Environment, Govt. of West Bengal
  • Member of Scientific Advisory Committee (SAC) of National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and research (NIPER), Kolkata
  • Member of Research Advisory Committee (RAC) of National Innovation Foundation, a DST organization
  • Member of Project Review Committee (PRC), Technical advisory group (TAG) of ICMR.
  • Member of steering committee and Technical advisory group (TAG) of TIFAC and TNA board under M/O Forest, environment, GOI.
  • Reviewer of NOC applications of Drug Controller General of India (DCGI), DGHS, Govt. of India
  • Empanelled Microbiology expert of UPSC, DBT, DST, Govt. of India, BIRAC
  • Recruitment board member of UPSC
  • Invited Member of the Council of Healthcare Advisors, Gerson Lehrman Group, New York, USA since 2004 for consultation on related health issues
  • Invited Member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for the 8th international Conference on typhoid fever and other invasive Salmonelloses held in Dhaka, Bangladesh from 1-2 March, 2013.

Invited as International Editorial Board members of the following journals:

  • Austin J of Infectious Diseases, USA
  • J of bacteriology and Mycology
  • International Archives of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Associate editor BMC infectious Diseases



In vitro studies on Novel approach of Vaccination with cocktail of LPS immunogen derived from common Salmonella Sp.No: 67/8/2012-IMM/BMS; Dated 28.06.2013
Funding agency :ICMR
From : 2013 To 2014
Worked as PI

Scientific Evaluation of anti-typhoid claim.NIF-DST/VARD/ Grt/32279; 20/01/10.
Funding agency : NIF-DST Task Force
From : 2008 To 2010

Studies on the molecular typing S. Typhi isolates of Kolkata its relevance in controlling the drug-resistant organisms. No: 1291/ST/P/SNT/9G-24/2013; 04.03.2014.
Funding agency : WB DST
From : 2014 To 2017
Worked as PI

DOMI project of IVI: Disease burden study of typhoid fever and cholera in eastern Kolkata, West Bengal, India. International
Funding agency : BMGF through IVI
From : 2002 To 2004
Worked as Co-I

Phase IV effectiveness trial of Vi vaccine against typhoid International
Funding agency : BMGF through IVI
From : 2004 To 2006
Worked as Co-I

Surveillance for Dengue fever in Eastern Kolkata, West Bengal, India. International
Funding agency : BMGF through PDVI
From : 2008 To 2010
Worked as Co-I

A multi-centric study to estimate the sero-prevalence of dengue virus infection in India
Funding agency : ICMR, Delhi
From : 2017 To 2018
Worked as PI

National Surveillance System for Enteric Fever in India
Funding agency : BMGF through CMC, Vellore, India
From : 2017 To 2020
Worked as PI



  • JRF
    • Ms. Puja Dey
    • Ms. Sampurna Biswas
  • SRF
    • Ms. Sriparna Samajpati



  1. Attended the Japan-India Bilateral meeting on the collaborative research projects “Laboratory based collaborative network of infectious diseases in Asia” held during 25-27th January, 2016 at Tokyo, Japan and delivered a talk highlighting the work of NICED
  2. Attended the Enteric Fever Diagnostics: Planning for Future Success held during February 7 to 9, 2017 at the Centre de Conferences Les Pensieres in Veyrier-du-Lac, France



  1. 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. Pubmed
  2. 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. 17:23. Pubmed
  3. 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. Pubmed
  4. 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. Pubmed
  5. 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
  6. 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. Pubmed
  7. 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. Pubmed
  8. 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. Pubmed


  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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 06(03).


  1. 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. Pubmed
  2. 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. Pubmed
  3. 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 Pubmed
  4. 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 Link


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. Link
  4. 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 Pubmed
  5. 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. Pubmed
  6. Dutta S, Jain P, Bhattacharya SK. 2014. Human Enteric Vaccines. Vaccines and Vaccination. 5: 6: 1000252. 1000252. Link


  1. 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. Pubmed
  2. 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. Pubmed
  3. Dutta S.2013. Insight: Fitness gains hamper efforts to tackle drug resistance. eLifesciences. 2: e01809. Pubmed
  4. 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 Pubmed
  5. 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. Pubmed


  1. 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. Link
  2. 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.
  3. 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 Link
  4. 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.
  5. 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. Pubmed


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. Pubmed
  4. 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.
  5. 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. Pubmed
  6. 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. Pubmed


  1. 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: 1499-1507. Pubmed


  1. 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. Pubmed


  1. 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.
  2. 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. Pubmed
  3. Kanungo, S., S. Dutta and D. Sur. 2008. Epidemiology of typhoid and paratyphoid fever in India. J. Infect Developing Countries. 2: 454-460.
  4. 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. Pubmed


  1. 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. Pubmed
  2. 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. Pubmed
  3. 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. Pubmed


  1. 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. Pubmed
  2. 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. Pubmed
  3. 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: 274-83. Pubmed
  4. 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. Pubmed
  5. 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. Pubmed


  1. 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: 1662-1663. Pubmed
  2. 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 Shigella dysenteriae serotype 1 clinical isolates from Kolkata, India. Antimicrob. Agents Chemoth. 49: 1660-1661. Pubmed


  1. 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. 48: 965-969. Pubmed


  1. Dutta, S., A. Ghosh, K. Ghosh, D. Dutta, S. K. Bhattacharya, G. B. Nair and S. I. Yoshida. 2003. Newly emerged Multiple Antibiotic Resistant Shigella dysenteriae type 1 strains in and around Kolkata, India are clonal. J. Clin. Microbiol. 41: 5833-5834. Pubmed
  2. Dutta, D., M. K. Bhattacharya, S. Dutta, A. Datta, D. Sarkar, B. Bhandari and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2003. Emergence of multidrug resistant Shigella dysenteriae Type 1 causing sporadic outbreak in and around Kolkata, India. J. Health Popul. Nutr. 21: 79-80. Pubmed
  3. Chattopadhyay, U. K., S. Gupta and S. Dutta. 2003. Search for Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli (STEC) including O157: H7 strains in and around Kolkata. Indian J. Med. Microbiol. 21: 17-20. Pubmed
  4. Dutta, S., and S. K. Datta. 2003. Multidrug resistant Chromobacterium violaceum: an unusual bacterium causing long standing wound abscess. Indian J. Med. Microbiol. 21: 217-218. Pubmed
  5. Dutta, S., D. Dutta, P. Dutta, S. Matsushita, S. K. Bhattacharya and S. I. Yoshida. 2003. Shigella dysenteriea serotype 1, Kolkata, India. Emerg. Infect. Dis.9: 1471- 1474. Pubmed


  1. Saha, M. R., P. Dutta, S. K. Niyogi, S. Dutta, U. Mitra, T. Ramamurthy, B. Manna and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2002. Decreasing trend in the occurrence of Salmonella enterica serotype typhi amongst hospitalized children in Kolkata, India during 1990- 2000. Indian J. Med. Res. 115: 46- 48. Pubmed
  2. Dutta, S., K. Rajendran, S. Roy, A. Chatterjee, P. Dutta, G. B. Nair, S. K. Bhattacharya and S. I. Yoshida. 2002. Shifting serotypes, plasmid profile analysis and antimicrobial resistance pattern of shigellae strains isolated from Kolkata, India during 1995- 2000. Epidemiol & Infect. 129: 235-243. Pubmed


  1. Dutta, P., U. Mitra, S. Dutta, A. De, M. K. Chatterjee and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2001. Ceftriaxone therapy in ciprofloxacin in treatment failure typhoid fever in children. Indian J. Med. Res. 113: 210-213. Pubmed
  2. Dutta, S., A. Chatterjee, P. Dutta, K. Rajendran, K. C. Pramanik and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2001. Sensitivity and performance characteristics of a PCR diagnostic system in comparison to conventional tecchniques for detection of Shigella and enteroinvasive Escherichia coli in stool samples from children with acute diarrhoea in Calcutta, India. J. Med. Microbiol. 50: 667-674. Pubmed
  3. Chattopadhyay, U. K., S. Dutta, A. Deb and D. Pal. 2001. Verotoxin producing Escherichia coli an environment induced emerging zoonosis in and around Calcutta. Internat J. Environ. Hlth. Res. 11: 107-112. Pubmed
  4. Dutta, S., P. Dutta, S. Pal, S. Chakrabarti and B. Manna. 2001. Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli associated childhood diarrhea in Calcutta - a clinical report. Paediatr Review J.4: 7-9.
  5. Dutta, P., U. Mitra, S. Dutta, M.R. Saha, A. DE, K. Roy, M. Basak and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2001. Ciprofloxacin susceptible Salmonella typhi with treatment failure. J. Trop. Paediatr.47: 252-253. Pubmed


  1. Dutta, P., U. Mitra, S. Dutta, B. Manna, M. K. Chatterjee, A. De and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2000. Hypo-osmolar oral rehydration salts solution in dehydrating persistent diarrhea in children: Double blind, randomised controlled clinical trial. Acta. Paediatr. 89: 1-6. Pubmed
  2. Dutta, P., U. Mitra, A. Datta, S. K. Niyogi, S. Dutta, B. Manna, M. Basak, T. S. Mahapatra and S. K. Bhattacharya. 2000. Impact of zinc supplementation in malnourished children with acute watery diarrhea. J. Trop. Paediatr. 46: 259-263. Pubmed
  3. Dutta, S., A. Deb, U. K. Chattopadhyay and T. Tsukamoto. 2000. Isolation of Shiga toxin producing Escherichia coli including O157: H7 strains from dairy cattle and beef samples marketed in Calcutta, India. J. Med. Microbiol. 49: 765-767. Pubmed


  1. Dutta, S., S. Pal, S. Chakrabarti, P. Dutta and B. Manna. 1999. Use of polymerase chain reaction to identify enteroaggregative Escherichia coli as an important cause of acute diarrhoea among children living in Calcutta, India. J. Med. Microbiol. 48: 1011-1016. Pubmed


  1. Dutta, S., P. Dutta, U. Mitra, S. Dasgupta and T. Sinha Mahapatra. 1998. Serotypes and antimicrobial susceptibility patterns of Shigella species isolated from children in Calcutta, India. Eur. J. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. Dis. 17: 298-99. Pubmed


  1. Dutta, S. K., and S. Dutta. 1997. Mechanism of Drug resistance in tuberculosis. J. Beng. TB Assoc. 55: 103-116.
  2. Dutta, S., P. Dutta, U. Mitra, B. Roy, S. Dasgupta and A. K. Gupta. 1997. Childhood Shigellosis in Calcutta: a hospital based study. The Child and Newborn. 1: 3-6.
  3. Dutta, S., S. K. Mondal, M.R. Saha, P. G. Sengupta, D. N. Gupta, S. Ghosh and B. K. Sircar. 1997. Isolation of Escherichia coli to detect faecal contamination of infants and their mothers in West Bengal. J. Diarr. Dis. Res. 15: 173-176. Pubmed
  4. Bhattacharya, S. K., M. K. Bhattacharya, D. Dutta, S. Dutta, M. Deb, A. Deb, K. P. Das, H. Koley and G. B. Nair. 1997. Double blind randomized clinical trial for safety and efficacy of Norfloxacin for Shigellosis in children. Acta. Paediatrica. 86: 319-20. Pubmed


  1. Gupta, D. N., B. K. Sircar, P. G. Sengupta, S. Ghosh, M. K. Banu, S. K. Mondol, D. R. Saha, S. P. De, S. N. Sikder, B. Manna, S. Dutta and N. C. Saha. 1996. Epidemiological and clinical profiles of acute invasive diarrhoea with special reference to mucoid episodes: a rural community based longitudinal study. Trans. Roy. Soc. Med. Hyg. 90: 544-547. Pubmed
  2. Dutta, S., S. P. De and S. K. Bhattacharya.1996. In vitro antimicrobial activity of potash alum. Indian J. Med. Res. 104: 157-159. Pubmed


  1. Dutta, S., P. G. Shivananda and A. Chatterjee. 1994. Prevalence of Hepatitis B surface antigen and antibody among hospital admitted patients in Manipal. Indian J. Pub. Hlth. 38: 108-112. Pubmed

Book Chapters

  1. Dutta, S., S. Kanungo, D. Sur Effects of Microbiological pollution of drinking water on Human Health and Remedy. In Microbiology research advances series Chapter. In Water Microbiology: Types, Analyses and Disease causing microorganisms. Ed by Andryi Lutsenko and Vasyl Palahniuk. ISBN: 978-1-60741-273-1. Nova Publishers, US.
  2. Dutta, P., and S. Dutta. Diarrhoeal diseases in Children. In Banerjee SR eds. Text book of Community and Social Paediatrics. Japee Brothers Medical Publishers (p) Ltd. New Delhi. 2008. Pp. 75-97.
  3. Sur, D., S. Dutta, S. K. Bhattacharya 2008. Impact of water quality in spread of cholera and other enteric diseases. In Safe Water for Community Health Eds. K. J. Nath & V. P. Sharma. The National Academy of Sciences India, Allahabad publication. Pg 54-63.
  4. Dutta S, Kanungo S, Sur D. Effect of microbiological pollution of drinking water on human health and remedy. In Lutsenko A and Palahniuk V (eds) Water Microbiology: Types, analysis and Disease-causing Microorganisms. Nova Science Publishers, Inc. 2010. 321-37.

Book Review

  1. S. Dutta, Bhattacharya SK. Assessing microbial safety of drinking water: Improving approaches and methods, A. Dufour, M. Snozzi, W. Koster, J. Bartram, E. Ronchi, L. Fewtrell, editors (World Health Organization, Geneva) 2003 295 pages. Ind J Med Res 2004; 120: 559-564.

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