Epidemic cholera in the new world: translating field epidemiology into new prevention strategies.

@article{Tauxe1995EpidemicCI,
  title={Epidemic cholera in the new world: translating field epidemiology into new prevention strategies.},
  author={Robert V. Tauxe and Eric Daniel Mintz and Robert Quick},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  year={1995},
  volume={1},
  pages={141 - 146}
}
Cholera, a devastating diarrheal disease, has swept through the world in recurrent pandemics since 1817. The seventh and ongoing pandemic began in 1961 when the El Tor biotype of Vibrio cholerae O1 emerged in Indonesia. This pandemic spread through Asia and Africa and finally reached Latin America early in 1991 (1). After explosive epidemics in coastal Peru, it spread rapidly and continues throughout Latin America (Figure 1). Because of underreporting, the more than 1,000,000 cholera cases and… CONTINUE READING
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