Vibrio cholerae O139 Bengal: odyssey of a fortuitous variant.

@article{Ramamurthy2003VibrioCO,
  title={Vibrio cholerae O139 Bengal: odyssey of a fortuitous variant.},
  author={Thandavarayan Ramamurthy and Shinji Yamasaki and Yoshifumi Takeda and Gopinath Balakrish Nair},
  journal={Microbes and infection},
  year={2003},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={
          329-44
        }
}
Vibrio cholerae O139, the new serogroup associated with epidemic cholera, came into being in the second half of the year 1992 in an explosive fashion and was responsible for several outbreaks in India and other neighbouring countries. This was an unprecedented event in the history of cholera and the genesis of the O139 serogroup was, at that time, thought to be the beginning of the next or the eighth pandemic of cholera. However, with the passage of time, the O1 serogroup of the El Tor biotype… CONTINUE READING
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