Seasonal Cholera from Multiple Small Outbreaks, Rural Bangladesh

TitleSeasonal Cholera from Multiple Small Outbreaks, Rural Bangladesh
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsO. Stine C, Alam M, Tang L, G. Nair B, A. Siddique K, Faruque SM, Huq A, Colwell RR, R. Sack B, J. Morris G
JournalEmerging Infectious DiseasesEmerg Infect DisEmerging Infectious DiseasesEmerg Infect Dis
Type of Article10.3201/eid1405.071116
ISBN Number1080-6040

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.