Environmental signatures associated with cholera epidemics.

  title={Environmental signatures associated with cholera epidemics.},
  author={Guillaume Constantin de Magny and Raghu Murtugudde and Mathew R. P. Sapiano and Azhar Nizam and Christopher W. Brown and Antonio J. Busalacchi and Mohammad Yunus and Gopinath Balakrish Nair and Ana Isabel Gil and Claudio Franco Lanata and John Calkins and Byomkesh Manna and Krishnan Rajendran and Mihir Bhattacharya and Anwar Huq and Richard Bradley Sack and Rita R. Colwell},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={105 46},
The causative agent of cholera, Vibrio cholerae, has been shown to be autochthonous to riverine, estuarine, and coastal waters along with its host, the copepod, a significant member of the zooplankton community. Temperature, salinity, rainfall and plankton have proven to be important factors in the ecology of V. cholerae, influencing the transmission of the disease in those regions of the world where the human population relies on untreated water as a source of drinking water. In this study… CONTINUE READING

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