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

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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
Educational Qualification M.D., Ph.D.
Designation Scientist G and Director
Division Bacteriology
Specialization Microbiologist
Date of joining ICMR 3rd August 1994
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Professional Experience

Basically she is a medical microbiologist and a research scientist with research experience on bacterial enteric pathogens for fourteen years. After graduation from Calcutta National Medical College, under the University of calcutta in 1986, she did her M.D. in Medical Microbiology from Kasturba Medical College, Manipal under Mangalore University in 1992. After post-graduation she joined W.B.H.S. in the capacity of Medical Officer and served Primary Health Centers in West Bengal from 1991 to 1994. She has served another Govt. organization, All India Institute of Hygiene and Public Health, Kolkata, as a microbiologist during 1994 and imparted teaching and training to postgraduate students of various diploma and degree courses. She has been working at NICED since August 1994 till date and joined the present post in 01-09-2014 as Scientist G. At NICED she is involved in research work, teaching and training of graduate and post-graduate students, research fellows, guiding for Ph.D. She also acts as examiner for Ph.D. students in different national universities.

She was awarded with RONPAKU Fellowship (for Ph.D. dissertation) of Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS) in 2001 and enjoyed the fellowship from 2001-2005. During this fellowship she visited Japan once in every year from 2001 to 2005 to accomplish the dissertation work of Ph.D. degree. She was awarded with Ph.D. degree in Medical Science form Kyushu University, Japan in March 2006. She has been selected to participate in the advanced WHO course on "Immunology, Vaccinology, Biotechnology and Biosafety applied to infectious diseases" held in Laussane, Geneva, Switzerland and in Annecy, France during Sept and Oct in 1996. She has participated in the International course on "The laboratory diagnosis of common diarrhoeal disease agents" held at ICDDR, B Dakha Bangladesh from 12-19 August 2001.

She was one of the Expert Committee members for evaluation of "H2S strip test kit" for drinking water analysis jointly sponsored by UNICEF and Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission (RGNDWM) Govt. of India and selected as the nodal person for carrying out Unicef funded multicentric project entitled "Studies to improve the H2S strip test for drinking water analysis". She has successfully completed the project (phase I and II) during 1999-2001. On request from ICMR, New Delhi, she has also participated in the evaluationof the SODIS method of dis-infection of drinking water and she completed the study successfully. As part of public health services, she was involved in testing microbiological quality of drinking water collected from various water sources (tap, tubewell, pond) in diarrhoeal disease outbreak situation. She became one of the team members of NICED outbreak investigation team and participated in a number of outbreak investigations of diarrhoeal diseases and avian flu. She acted as PI and co-investigator in a number of service related projects funded by both National and International funding agency.

She has acted as a reviewer for a number of reputed national and international journals like Indian J Medical Research, J Antimicrobial Chemotherapy, J Medical Microbiology, J Health Population and Nutrition, Diagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Journal of Medical Microbiology, PloS One, BMC infectious Diseases, International Journal of Infectious Diseases, WHO Guidelines and and web based journals like Scientific Research and Essays (SRE), J of Infections of Developing Countries (JIDC). She has been invited to become editorial international board member of various publishing agencies. She has attended a number of national and international conferences and presented papers, participated in workshops and training programmes as a faculty and trainee. She has published research articles in reputed national and international journals.

Research Interests

Her field of research interest includes microbiological and epidemiological aspects of diarrhoeal diseases and enteric bacterial pathogens, their genetic characterization, virulence, antibiotic resistance and subtyping by various phenotypic and molecular methods. She has interests indevelopment of rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) and has performed studies on evaluation of various molecular diagnostics and immunodiagnostics for shigellosis and enteric fever. She is interested in exploring mechanism of antimicrobial resistance in various multidrug resistant enteric bacterial pathogens. She is also involved in determination of antibacterial (especially antityphoid and antidiarrheal) activity of various herbal products and other biological substances against diarrheal pathogens.




  • Molecular characterization of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi isolated from blood of clinically suspected typhoid fever cases in children attending OPD of hospitals in Kolkata
  • Studies on mechanism of antimicrobial resistance especially fluoroquinolone resistance among Salmonella Typhi Kolkata isolates.


  • Studies on the role of Enteroaggregative Escherichia coli as a cause of diarrhea with reference to its virulence properties.
  • Evaluation of DNA amplification method with conventional microbiological techniques for detection of Shigella and EIEC in stool samples from children with acute diarrhea.
  • Search for Shige toxin producing Escherichia coli including O157: H7 strains in animals, animal products food and hospitalized acute diarrhea cases.
  • A study on simple sequence repeats (SSRs) of Salmonella Typhi: Their relevance in genome diversity of the Indian isolates and role in microbial pathogenesis.



  • Studies on molecular typing of Salmonella enetericaserovar Typhi isolates from Kolkata: its relevance in controlling the transmission of drug resistant organisms
  • Studies on development of antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella in comparison to typhoid and non-typhoid Salmonella isolates
  • In vivo studies on novel approach of vaccination with cocktail of LPS immunogens derived from common serovars of Salmonella spp.


  • Operational research on H2S water quality monitoring Kit
  • Antidiarrhoeal and antityphoid activity of three ethnomedicinal plants: From July 2008 to June 2011.
  • In vivo antityphoid validation of an ethno medicine from NIF database: from March 2010 to Feb 2012
  • Validation of a serology based indigenously developed Rapid diagnostic test (Crystal Typhi) for typhoid
  • Validation of a qPCR based diagnostic test for detection of S. Typhi in clinical samples
    Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral Students

Predoctoral students

  • Ms. Priyanka Jain (SRF: ICMR)
  • Mr. Surajit Das (ICMR_NICED SRF)
  • Ms. SriparnaSamajpati (JRF: Project)


  • Awarded National Scholarship of Govt. of India in 1979, for academic excellence
  • Awarded with RONPAKU fellowship of JSPS (Japan Society for promotion of Science) under RONPAKU (Ph.D. Dissertation) Program for JFY 2001 by DST, M/O Science and Technology, Govt. of India, counterpart organization in India, which continued till 2005. She was conferred with Ph.D. degree (Medical Science) under Kyushu University, Japan in March 2006.
  • Eelected as a member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) in the year 2013 In recognition of significant contribution for the advancement of medical Sciences.
  • Invited to become member of the Council of Healthcare Advisors, Gerson Lehrman Group, New York, USA in 2004-2014 for consultation on health related projects.
  • Invited as a member of National Research Advisory Committee of National Innovation Foundation- India (NIF).


  • Elected as a Member of the National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) (MAMS) 2013
  • Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (Life Membership)
  • Society of Biological Chemists (Life Membership)
  • Indian Assoc. of Pathologists & Microbiologists (Annual membership
  • American Society for Microbiologists (2005-2006) (Annual membership)
  • Indian Science Congress Association (Life membership)
  • Indian Medical Association, Kolkata Branch (Life membership)



  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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