Historical Epidemiology of the Second Cholera Pandemic: Relevance to Present Day Disease Dynamics

@inproceedings{Chan2013HistoricalEO,
  title={Historical Epidemiology of the Second Cholera Pandemic: Relevance to Present Day Disease Dynamics},
  author={Christina H. M. Chan and Ashleigh R Tuite and David N. Fisman},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Despite nearly two centuries of study, the fundamental transmission dynamic properties of cholera remain incompletely characterized. We used historical time-series data on the spread of cholera in twelve European and North American cities during the second cholera pandemic, as reported in Amariah Brigham's 1832 A Treatise on Epidemic Cholera, to parameterize simple mathematical models of cholera transmission. Richards growth models were used to derive estimates of the basic reproductive number… CONTINUE READING