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Effects of Global Climate on Infectious Disease: the Cholera Model
SUMMARY Recently, the role of the environment and climate in disease dynamics has become a subject of increasing interest to microbiologists, clinicians, epidemiologists, and ecologists. Much of theExpand
Critical Factors Influencing the Occurrence of Vibrio cholerae in the Environment of Bangladesh
ABSTRACT The occurrence of outbreaks of cholera in Africa in 1970 and in Latin America in 1991, mainly in coastal communities, and the appearance of the new serotype Vibrio cholerae O139 in India andExpand
Climate and infectious disease: use of remote sensing for detection of Vibrio cholerae by indirect measurement.
It has long been known that cholera outbreaks can be initiated when Vibrio cholerae, the bacterium that causes cholera, is present in drinking water in sufficient numbers to constitute an infectiveExpand
Genotypes Associated with Virulence in Environmental Isolates of Vibrio cholerae
ABSTRACT Vibrio cholerae is an autochthonous inhabitant of riverine and estuarine environments and also is a facultative pathogen for humans. Genotyping can be useful in assessing the risk ofExpand
Ecological relationships between Vibrio cholerae and planktonic crustacean copepods.
Strains of Vibrio cholerae, both O1 and non-O1 serovars, were found to attach to the surfaces of live copepods maintained in natural water samples collected from the Chesapeake Bay and BangladeshExpand
Comparative genomics reveals mechanism for short-term and long-term clonal transitions in pandemic Vibrio cholerae
  • J. Chun, C. Grim, +20 authors R. Colwell
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 8 September 2009
Vibrio cholerae, the causative agent of cholera, is a bacterium autochthonous to the aquatic environment, and a serious public health threat. V. cholerae serogroup O1 is responsible for the previousExpand
Global spread of microorganisms by ships
Commercial ships have spread many species around the world, but little is known of the extent and potential significance of ship-mediated transfer of microorganisms. Here we show that the globalExpand
Ecology of Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus in the Coastal and Estuarine Waters of Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, and Washington (United States)
ABSTRACT Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Vibrio vulnificus, which are native to estuaries globally, are agents of seafood-borne or wound infections, both potentially fatal. Like all vibrios autochthonousExpand
Influence of water temperature, salinity, and pH on survival and growth of toxigenic Vibrio cholerae serovar 01 associated with live copepods in laboratory microcosms.
The influence of water temperature, salinity, and pH on the multiplication of toxigenic Vibrio cholerae serovar O1 cells and their attachment to live planktonic crustaceans, i.e., copepods, wasExpand
Idiomarina gen. nov., comprising novel indigenous deep-sea bacteria from the Pacific Ocean, including descriptions of two species, Idiomarina abyssalis sp. nov. and Idiomarina zobellii sp. nov.
Two bacterial strains, KMM 227T and 231T, were isolated from seawater samples collected from the north-western Pacific Ocean at a depth of 4000-5000 m and were characterized using polyphasicExpand