Emergence of Vibrio cholerae O1 biotype El Tor serotype Inaba causing outbreaks of cholera in Orissa, India.

@article{Pal2006EmergenceOV,
  title={Emergence of Vibrio cholerae O1 biotype El Tor serotype Inaba causing outbreaks of cholera in Orissa, India.},
  author={Bibhuti Bhusan Pal and Hemant Kumar Khuntia and Surya Kanta Samal and Soumya Das and Guru Prasad Chhotray},
  journal={Japanese journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={
          266-9
        }
}
A total of 431 rectal swabs, collected from acute diarrheal cases at a surveillance site and at different diarrheal outbreak areas of Orissa from May to October 2005, were bacteriologically analyzed. Out of 265 culture-positive samples, Vibrio cholerae O1 was isolated in 56 samples (20.8%), of which 37 were the Inaba serotype and 19 were the Ogawa. The antibiogram profile revealed that all the V. cholerae O1 Ogawa and Inaba serotypes were uniformly sensitive to ampicillin, chloramphenicol… CONTINUE READING

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