Control of Enteric Infectious Diseases

MIYOSHI, Shin-ichi

/ Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences / Professor / miyos-s[at]cc.okayama-u.ac.jp

In India, the number of deaths among children aged under 5 years is about 1,400,000, and about 11% of them are due to diarrhea. Okayama University established "The Collaborative Research Center for Infectious Disease of Okayama University in India (CRCOUI)" that is located at the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases (NICED) in Kolkata, India. The main research projects collaborated with CRCOUI and NICED are (1) Active surveillance of diarrheal patients, (2) Development of dysentery vaccine, (3) Viable but non-culturable (VBNC) Vibrio cholerae, and (4) pathogenic mechanisms of various diarrhogenic microorganisms.

Reference: Shinoda S, Imamura D, Mizuno T, Miyoshi S. Activity of Collaborative Research Center of Okayama University for Infectious Diseases in India. J Disast Res, 9:774-783, 2014. Miyoshi S. Extracellular proteolytic enzymes produced by human pathogenic Vibrio species. Front Microbiol, 4:339, 2013.

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The percentage of human enteric pathogens isolated from diarrheal patients hospitalized to the West Bengal Infectious Diseases Hospital in Kolkata (in year 2013).