About Author

Dr. Nandakumar (Admission No.14-PGDOH-0018) is a veterinary Surgeon working Chief disease Investigation Office, Trivandrum. He is a recipient of Young Scientist Award and was instrumental in establishing FMD lab at Palode the Second FMD best network unit in the country. He is also an HACCP auditor for Government of Kerala. Dr. Nandakumar research for the PG diploma course in one health is “seroprevalence of major zoonotic diseases in stray dog population of Trivandrum corporation” with special emphasis to these three diseases. Among the major zoonotic diseases brucellosis and leptospirosis are of common occurrence in Kerala and dogs are found to be major sources of the causative organisms. The study is being conducted under the guidance of Dr. Koshy John, Professor and Head, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, CV&AS, Pookode and is co-guided by Dr. Terrance B Reamady, Editor, FIB, Trivandrum.