Cholera and Other Vibrioses in the United States

J. Glenn Morris, Robert E. Black

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Abstract

CHOLERA is no stranger to the United States. Cases were identified in this country during four of the seven worldwide cholera pandemics that have occurred since 1817: over 150,000 Americans died in 1832 and 1849 when the protracted second cholera pandemic twice visited the United States; 50,000 died in 1866 during the fourth pandemic; and cases were reported in New York and Massachusetts in 1911, during the sixth pandemic.1 2 3 Within the past decade cases have again been reported in the United States,4 5 6 7 and cholera is now apparently endemic along the U.S. Gulf Coast.6 Vibrio species other than Vibrio cholerae have.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)343-350
Number of pages8
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume312
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 7 1985
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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