Dr. Kaushik Bharati's Profile
MSc, PhD (Physiology), MIPHA
Dr. Bharati obtained his PhD in Physiology with specialization in Vaccines in 2001 from the University of Calcutta. He carried out his doctoral work at the Calcutta School of Tropical Medicine. He did his post-doctoral training at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK, specializing in Molecular Biology and Immunology. He has subsequently been working in various scientific capacities at the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi and the Translational Health Science and Technology Institute, Faridabad, Delhi NCR. His major research areas include Infectious Diseases, Virology, Public Health, and Health Policy. Dr. Bharati has recently become a member of the Indian Public Health Association (IPHA). He has a passion for writing on medical topics and has published extensively. He spends his leisure time reading and listening to music.
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Nipah Virus (NiV) or Hendra virus is a deadly virus that spreads via contact with the saliva, urine, or excreta of fruit bats or pigs. Nipah outbreak is an emerging zoonosis which had resulted in fatal deaths in Kerala, India.
Trichotillomania (TTM) is a hair pulling disorder where a person urges to pull out hair from their scalp, eyelashes, and eyebrows. Hair pulling is an impulse control disorder which can result in noticeable hair loss in adults and adolescents.
Kleine Levin (KLS) or sleeping beauty syndrome is a rare neurological disorder that primarly affects young boys, marked by excessive sleep associated with hypersexuality. The rare sleep disorder has no definite treatment.
Anencephaly is a neural tube defect (NTD), in which a baby is born with an underdeveloped brain and skull. Major portions of the brain may be missing or completely absent. Sadly, there is no treatment for this condition.
Several dengue vaccines are under development. Dengvaxia, Sanofiís live-attenuated tetravalent dengue vaccine is already commercially available in 10 dengue endemic countries.