Professional summary

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Dr Balakrishnan is joint Director and Officer in Charge of the National Centre For Disease Control branch in Coonoor, Tamil Nadu. He has 33 years of professional experience in the field of disease control, with a main emphasis on vector-borne and zoonotic diseases (such as malaria, filariasis, dengue, Japanese encephalitis, plague, rabies, yaws, tick-borne diseases), vector biology and control. Dr Balakrishnan has published extensively in national and international scientific journals and was awarded a World Health Organization in-country Training Fellowship in both 2000 and 2007.