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Shailaja Adhikari

Country of origin: Nepal Currently in: Nepal, Bhaktapur General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Academic Background


2007 Master Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Biological Systems and Organisms

Water Quality

Publications resulting from Research: 

1. Poudel S , Paudyal A , Sharma BP , Sharma K , Baral Y , Adhikari S and Shakya HadaMS. Microbial and Physico-Chemical Quality Assessment of Rivers of Kathmandu Valley. Nepal J Biotechnol. 2021 Dec;9 (2): 7-13

2. Rijal N, Acharya J , Adhikari S, Upadhaya BP , Shakya G, Kansakar P and Rajbhandari P. 3Rijal et al. Changing epidemiology and antimicrobial resistance in Vibrio cholerae: AMR surveillance findings (2006-2016) from Nepal. BMC Infectious Diseases (2019) 19:801

3. Shakya G, Marasini B, Karki KB, Upadhaya BP, Acharya J, Adhikari S, Manjhi R, Maharjan L, Shrestha L, Ranabhat K, Marahatta SB, Shrestha B, Dhimal M: Outbreak Investigation Following the 2015 Earthquake Disaster in Nepal. J Nepal Health Res Counc 2018 16(38):61-5

4. Upadhyay BP, Shakya G, Adhikari S, Rijal N, Acharya J, Maharjan L, Marasini BR. Scrub Typhus: An Emerging Neglected Tropical Disease in Nepal. J Nepal Health Res Counc 2016 14(33): 122-7
5. Shakya G, Acharya J, Adhikari S, Rijal N (2016) Shigellosis in Nepal: 13 years review of nationwide surveillance. J Health Popul Nutr. 2016; 35: 36.

6. Acharya B, Upadhyay BP, Adhikari S, Rayamajhi A, Thapa K (2016) Influenza virus types and subtypes among pediatric patients having influenza like illness in summer season. Al Ameen J Med Sci. 9(3): 202-205

7. Shakya G, Shrestha S, Adhikari S, Upadhyaa BP, Rijal N, Sharma S (2014). Changing trend of antimicrobial susceptibility pattern of Salmonella spp. in different regions of Nepal: A six years surveillance study. Acad. J. Microbiol. Res. 2(2):071-078.

8. Shakya G, M.D., Upadhyaya B.P, Rijal N, Mahato M.K., Adhikari S., Kansakar P. (2014) Beta Lactam/Beta Lactamase Inhibitor Combination in the Treatment of Urinary Tract Infections Caused by Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase Producing Escherichia coli. J Infect Dis Antimicrob Agents.31(2): 69-77

9. Adhikari S., Bhatta D.R., Shrestha J., Sharma S. (2014) Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori among dyspeptic patients attending Bir Hospital, Nepal. TUJM. 2(1): (1-5)

10. Shakya G., Upadhyay B.P., Rijal N., Adhikari S., Sharma S., Kansakar P. (2012) Changing Trends of Antibiotic resistance in Escherichia coli. JHAS.2(1):42-45

11. Shakya G., Kim D. W., Clemens J. D., Malla S., Upadhyaya B. P., Dumre S. P., Shrestha S. D., Adhikari S., Sharma S., Rijal N., Shrestha S. K., Mason C., Kansakar P.(2012)Phenotypic and genetic characterization of Vibrio cholerae O1 clinical isolates collected through national antimicrobial resistance surveillance network in Nepal. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 30 (4):331-5

12. Hendriksen R.S, Price L.B, Schupp J. M, Gillece J. D, Kaas R.S, Engelthaler D. M, Bortolaia V., Pearson T, Waters A. E, Upadhyay B. P, Shrestha S. D, Adhikari S., Shakya G, Keim P. S., and Aarestrup F. M. (2011) Population Genetics of Vibrio cholerae from Nepal in 2010: Evidence on the Origin of the Haitian Outbreak. mBio 2(4):e00157-11

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
I am a Microbiologist plus a Water Quality Manager.

Workshop and Conference Attended

2019 Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur National Workshop on Assessment of Surveillance and Response Mechanisms for Foodborne Illnesses in Nepal
2015 Hotel Amari, Bangkok, Thailand Bi-Regional Workshop on strengthening the capacity of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) Laboratory Network in the WHO South-East Asia and Western Pacific Region at Bangkok, Thailand
2013 Capetown, South Africa Options VIII for the Control of Influenza
2008 Kathmandu The Fifth National Conference on Science and Technology

Presentation given

Prevalence of Helicobacter pylori in dyspeptic patients attending Gastroenterology Department in Bir Hospital
Hotel De La Annapurna, Kathmandu, Nepal
Event: National Conference of Association of Clinical Pathologists of Nepal (ACPN)

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