PMID: 59161Jul 10, 1976

Cholera transmission near a cholera hospital

Lancet
R J LevineD R Nalin

Abstract

A review of the incidence of cholera from 1964 through 1974 in Matlab, Bangladesh, revealed that among the villages several had very high incidence-rates. Investigation indicated that high cholera-rates in two of these villages were probably related to water contamination from a nearby cholera hospital established in 1963. The data imply that heavy contamination can overcome any immunity resulting from repeated exposure.

Citations

May 31, 2014·International Journal of Epidemiology·Shah Ebrahim
Feb 1, 2010·Environmental Microbiology Reports·Christopher J GrimAnwar Huq

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