Characteristics of a cholera outbreak, patterns of Vibrio cholerae and antibiotic susceptibility testing in rural Malawi


Zachariah, R; Harries, AD; Arendt, V; Nchingula, D; Chimtulo, F; Courteille, O; Kirpach, P; (2002) Characteristics of a cholera outbreak, patterns of Vibrio cholerae and antibiotic susceptibility testing in rural Malawi. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 96 (1). pp. 39-40. ISSN 0035-9203 DOI: 10.1016/S0035-9203(02)90233-6

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Abstract

The cumulative cholera attack rate in an epidemic in Malawi in 1999/2000 was 59/100,000 population, case-fatality rate 4%, and 98% of all cases presenting to health facilities required intravenous therapy. Microbiological studies showed high resistance of Vibrio cholerae to commonly recommended antibiotics, predominant Ogawa serotypes and no O139 isolates.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Adult, Cholera, Disease Outbreaks, Drug Resistance, Microbial, Female, Humans, Male, Microbial Sensitivity Tests, Vibrio cholerae, Adult, Cholera, epidemiology, Disease Outbreaks, Drug Resistance, Microbial, Female, Humans, Male, Microbial Sensitivity Tests, methods, Vibrio cholerae, drug effects
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Clinical Research
PubMed ID: 11925988
Web of Science ID: 174546600005
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/8892

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