Fish as Reservoirs and Vectors of Vibrio cholerae

  title={Fish as Reservoirs and Vectors of Vibrio cholerae},
  author={Yigal Senderovich and Ido Izhaki and Malka Halpern},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Vibrio cholerae, the etiologic agent of cholera, is autochthonous to various aquatic environments, but despite intensive efforts its ecology remains an enigma. Recently, it was suggested that copepods and chironomids, both considered as natural reservoirs of V. cholerae, are dispersed by migratory waterbirds, thus possibly distributing the bacteria between water bodies within and between continents. Although fish have been implicated in the scientific literature with cholera cases, as far as we… CONTINUE READING
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