Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli and Vibrio cholerae diarrhea, Bangladesh, 2004

Firdausi Qadri, Ashraful I. Khan, Abu Syed G. Faruque, Yasmin Ara Begum, Fahima Chowdhury, Gopinath B. Nair, Mohammed A. Salam, David A. Sack, Ann Mari Svennerholm

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Abstract

Flooding in Dhaka in July 2004 caused epidemics of diarrhea. Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) was almost as prevalent as Vibrio cholerae O1 in diarrheal stools. ETEC that produced heat-stable enterotoxin alone was most prevalent, and 78% of strains had colonization factors. Like V. cholerae O1, ETEC can cause epidemic diarrhea.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1104-1107
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume11
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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