Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Recent Advances in Encephalitis Research

Yogendra Shah

Seti Provincial Hospital

Dr. Yogendra Shah has been awarded the "Young Science and Technology Award" from the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) in 2019. He is a member of the Nepalese Society for Microbiology Association and the Japanese Society of Bacteriology.


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Encephalitis is an inflammation of the active tissues of the brain caused by an infection or an autoimmune response, i.e. brain swelling, which can lead to headache, stiff neck, sensitivity to light, mental confusion, and seizures. As one of the emerging major public health problems, encephalitis can affect anyone, however the cases are more often reported in younger people. Infectious encephalitis is normally caused by a viral infection, and it can be a result of certain viruses carried by mosquitoes, ticks, and insects/animals, such as West Nile virus, Japanese encephalitis virus, acute encephalitis syndrome, equine viruses, zika, and chikungunya.

The main objective of this book is to present the molecular epidemiology pattern, transmission dynamics, host response factor, encephalitis viral infection, encephalitis virus evolution, molecular biology of encephalitis viruses, pathogenesis mechanism, and phylogenetic analysis causing the viral diseases or autoimmune response among the humans.

The book hopes to provide an updated research information to the policy makers or planners for further diagnosis, control, and prevention of further outbreak of encephalitis in any part of world.

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Date completed: August 27th 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: September 24th 2021

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About the editor

Yogendra Shah

Seti Provincial Hospital

Dr. Yogendra Shah is a consultant microbiologist/virologist, senior research microbiologist, and lecturer at Seti Provincial Hospital, COVID-19 PCR laboratory, National Zoonoses and Food Hygiene Research Center, and Kathmandu College of Science and Technology, Nepal. He obtained a Ph.D. in Veterinary Medicine (Bacteriology) from the Graduate School of Veterinary Medicine, Hokkaido University, Japan, in 2017. His research focuses on better understanding the molecular epidemiological features/transmission dynamics of infectious diseases and zoonotic infectious diseases in Nepal by employing molecular techniques like ELISA, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP), and DNA sequencing. He was awarded the Young Science and Technology Award from the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) in 2019. His research interests include infectious diseases, zoonotic infectious diseases, and vector-borne diseases. He has published more than thirty-five research articles in peer-reviewed journals and twelve books.

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