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  1. Diarrhoeal outbreak of Vibrio cholerae 0139 from North India.

    Article - En anglais

    Epidemics of cholera caused by Vibrio cholerae 01 occur regularly in India.

    Until recently, Vibrio cholerae non-01 have been the the causative agents of sporadic cases of gastroenteritis and septicaemia, especially in immunocompromised children.

    We describe a large outbreak of cholera-like illness from North India caused by Vibrio cholerae non-01, later serotyped as Vibrio cholerae 0139.

    Forty-one of a total of 391 patients with acute diarrhoea during a 2-month period (May-July 1993) were identified as having Vibrio cholerae in faecal samples.

    All patients were aged 1.5-12 years.

    Vibrio cholerae 0139 was isolated in 30 patients (73% - group I) and Vibrio cholerae 01 biotype eltor in 11 patients (27% - group II).

    The clinical presentation and severity of the cholera-like illness were similar to typical cholera.

    This strain is toxigenic with an epidemic potential and should be monitored carefully.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Diarrhée, Aigu, Enfant, Homme, Gastroentérite, Bactériose, Infection, Epidémiologie, Endémie, Inde, Asie, Vibrio cholerae, Vibrionaceae, Bactérie, Appareil digestif pathologie, Estomac pathologie, Intestin pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Diarrhea, Acute, Child, Human, Gastroenteritis, Bacteriosis, Infection, Epidemiology, Endemy, India, Asia, Vibrio cholerae, Vibrionaceae, Bacteria, Digestive diseases, Gastric disease, Intestinal disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 95-0181382

    Code Inist : 002B05B02L4. Création : 09/06/1995.