Survival of classic cholera in Bangladesh

@article{Siddique1991SurvivalOC,
  title={Survival of classic cholera in Bangladesh},
  author={A. K. Siddique and A. Baqui and Abu Eusof and Khaleda Haider and M. Anowar Hossain and Ibrahim Bashir and Kamruz Zaman},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1991},
  volume={337},
  pages={1125-1127}
}
During the present cholera pandemic the El Tor biotype of Vibrio cholerae has completely displaced the classic biotype, except in Bangladesh. We studied the distribution of these two biotypes in twenty-four rural districts during epidemics in 1988-89; there was clustering of the classic biotype in the southern region and of the El Tor biotype in all other regions. These findings suggest that the southern coastal region is now (and may always have been) the habitat of classic cholera. The… Expand
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