The Role of China in the Global Spread of the Current Cholera Pandemic

@inproceedings{Didelot2015TheRO,
  title={The Role of China in the Global Spread of the Current Cholera Pandemic},
  author={Xavier Didelot and Bo Pang and Zhemin Zhou and Angela McCann and Peixiang Ni and Dongfang Li and Mark Achtman and Biao Kan},
  booktitle={PLoS genetics},
  year={2015}
}
Epidemics and pandemics of cholera, a severe diarrheal disease, have occurred since the early 19th century and waves of epidemic disease continue today. Cholera epidemics are caused by individual, genetically monomorphic lineages of Vibrio cholerae: the ongoing seventh pandemic, which has spread globally since 1961, is associated with lineage L2 of biotype El Tor. Previous genomic studies of the epidemiology of the seventh pandemic identified three successive sub-lineages within L2, designated… CONTINUE READING
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