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Infectious Diseases and Your Health

  • Prati Pal Singh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Parasitic Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alka Mital
      Pages 13-32
    3. Ganesh Yadagiri, Prati Pal Singh
      Pages 63-97
    4. Sumeeta Khurana, Shreya Singh
      Pages 99-111
    5. Kashi Nath Prasad, Satyendra Kumar Singh
      Pages 113-134
    6. Abhiruchi Galhotra, Abhisek Mishra
      Pages 189-200
  3. Bacterial Infections

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Madhu Puri, Trinad Chakraborty, Helena Pillich
      Pages 203-214
    3. Varsha Gupta, Lipika Singhal
      Pages 215-224
    4. Swetarka Das, Tanu Garg, Sidharth Chopra, Arunava Dasgupta
      Pages 225-238
    5. Jatinder Singh, Namarta Kalia, Manpreet Kaur
      Pages 257-289
    6. Preeti Sharma, Sumanpreet Kaur, Sukhraj Kaur
      Pages 291-306
    7. Jasleen Kaur, Rajvir Kaur, Amarjeet Kaur
      Pages 307-316
    8. Sumanpreet Kaur, Preeti Sharma, Sukhraj Kaur
      Pages 317-334

About this book


Infectious Diseases and Your Health has the potential to impact and improve your life, and the lives of your loved ones. Every day, nearly 40, 000 people including small children and women die of infectious diseases. Many of these innocent lives could be saved. Your journey through the pages of this book will take you to an amazing world of infectious diseases. You will learn about various infectious diseases, how they can affect your life, the problems associated with their treatment and prevention, and how to overcome these problems. Additionally, you will hear the success story of new drug research, be introduced to the hard facts, and find fascinating pictures of microorganisms and parasites. The book provides instant solutions to several of your concerns about infectious diseases, and you will learn to live a highly productive, long and healthy life. So, join thousands of readers of this book worldwide, enhance your life and the lives of your loving family, become an informed healthy citizen, and contribute to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Let us never forget: life and quality of life are very precious.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Prati Pal Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pharmacology and ToxicologyNational Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and ResearchS. A. S. NagarIndia

About the editors

Professor (Dr.) Prati Pal Singh, an internationally renowned educationalist and scientist, works at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), S. A. S Nagar, India. For his Ph.D. degree (1980), he worked at the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, and did his post-doctorate at Stanford University Medical Centre, CA, USA (1986) and Ohio State University, OH, USA (1984-85). Prof. Singh was subsequently a visiting fellow at Montreal General Hospital, Canada (1985). He is an eminent biotechnologist, parasitologist, microbiologist, immunologist and neuroimmunopharmacologist. Prof. Singh was involved in the pre-clinical development of satranidazole, a new anti-amoebic drug which is now on the market. He first reported on opiates as a new class of drugs for the treatment of parasitic/microbial infections, and has made important contributions to the control and treatment of malaria, tuberculosis, leishmaniasis, amoebiasis and trichomoniasis. Prof. Singh has co-edited three books: Water and Health (2014), Human Parasitic Infections of Pharmaceutical and National Health Importance (2009) and Biotechnical Approaches to Neuroimminumodulation and Infectious Diseases (2009). He has over 200 research publications including one in Nature Medicine, five editorials and nine patents including one US patent to his credit. Prof. Singh has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Parasitic Diseases, and serves on the Editorial Board of the US journal J. Neuroimmune Pharmacology and several other international journals.  Prof. Singh was elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India (2004) and Fellow of the Academy of Microbiological Sciences (2008), and was nominated for the fellowships of the Indian National Science Academy and Indian Science Academy. He was elected an At-Large Councilor (non-US) for the Society on Neuroimmune Pharmacology, USA in 2010. Prof. Singh was awarded the prestigious Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Award in 2008, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA award in 2006, and the Tulasbai Somani Educational Trust Award of the Indian Academy of Neurosciences in 1992. Prof. Singh was also a co-investigator in an Indo-European Union 7th FP (2008) project “New Approaches to Target Tuberculosis”. He has been invited for lectures/meetings in the USA, UK, Canada, Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Belgium and China. Prof. Singh is a Senator of NIPER, and its former Associate Dean (Academic Affairs). E-mail ID:

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