Cholera epidemic in South Sudan and Uganda and need for international collaboration in cholera control

Abdinasir Abubakar, Godfrey Bwire, Andrew S. Azman, Malika Bouhenia, Lul L. Deng, Joseph F. Wamala, John Rumunu, Atek Kagirita, Jean Rauzier, Lise Grout, Stephen Martin, Christopher Garimoi Orach, Francisco J. Luquero, Marie Laure Quilici

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Abstract

Combining the official cholera line list data and outbreak investigation reports from the ministries of health in Uganda and South Sudan with molecular analysis of Vibrio cholerae strains revealed the interrelatedness of the epidemics in both countries in 2014. These results highlight the need for collaboration to control cross-border outbreaks.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)883-887
Number of pages5
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume24
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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