Importance of surveillance for early detection of a cholera outbreak.
A localised outbreak of cholera could be detected and contained early due to active surveillance and active participation of local community.
The outbreak occurred in a hamlet of a rural area where a study of implementation of ORT was being undertaken by National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Calcutta.
A locally resident trained Village Health Worker (VHW) was provided with logistic support.
He was made responsible for active surveillance, delivery of ORT and referral of intractable cases of diarrhoea to the nearest health facility.
The VHW reported unusual occurrence of dehydrating diarrhoea cases to the research team of the Institute.
This led to early investigation, diagnosis and containment of this cholera outbreak with the held and active participation of the local community.
Mots-clés Pascal : Choléra, Bactériose, Infection, Foyer infectieux, Surveillance, Détection, Inde, Asie, Homme, Appareil digestif pathologie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cholera, Bacteriosis, Infection, Infectious focus, Surveillance, Detection, India, Asia, Human, Digestive diseases
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0580644
Code Inist : 002B05B02L4. Création : 09/06/1995.