Yashwant Kumar

Central Research Institute India

Dr. Kumar is currently working as an Officer-In-Charge of the National Salmonella & Escherichia Centre and Diagnostic Reagents Manufacturing Laboratory at Central Research Institute, Kasauli (H.P), India. He has more than 12 years of experience in epidemiology, surveillance, bacterial characterization, determination of antibiogram profiles, virulence factors, characterization of resistance markers, etc. He is also involved in teaching and training post-graduate students in the field of microbiology and he has guided postgraduate and doctoral students during their research studies. He has 27 publications in National and International peer-reviewed journals, editorship of a book on Salmonella, and other publications as abstracts. He is a reviewer for a number of National and International journals. He has been trained in instrumental methods for drug analysis, advanced techniques in molecular biology & microbial technology, and bio-risk management. He is a member of WHO-GFN (Global Foodborne Infections Network) and also acted as an expert member for projects approved by DSIR.

Yashwant Kumar

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Latest work with IntechOpen by Yashwant Kumar

The discovery of antibiotics was considered a milestone in health sciences and became the mainstay of antimicrobial therapy to treat and control bacterial infections. However, its utility has subsequently become limited, due to the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance among different bacterial species, which has emerged as a global threat. The development and spread of antimicrobial resistance have been attributed to many factors, including indiscriminate use of antibiotics in the healthcare and livestock industries. The present scenario of antibiotic resistance urgently requires interventions in terms of development of newer antimicrobials, evaluation of alternative therapies, and formulation of stringent policies to curb indiscriminate use of antimicrobials. This book highlights the importance and development of antimicrobial resistance in zoonotic, environmental and food bacteria, including the significance of candidate alternative therapies.

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