Seasonal cholera from multiple small outbreaks, rural Bangladesh

O. Colin Stine, Munirul Alam, Li Tang, G. Balakrish Nair, A. Kasem Siddique, Shah M. Faruque, Anwar Huq, Rita Colwell, R. Bradley Sack, Morris J Glenn

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Abstract

Clinical and environmental Vibrio cholerae organisms collected from February 2004 through April 2005 were systematically isolated from 2 rural Bangladeshi locales. Their genetic relatedness was evaluated at 5 loci that contained a variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR). The observed minimal overlap in VNTR patterns between the 2 communities was consistent with sequential, small outbreaks from local sources.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)831-833
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume14
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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