Characteristics of a cholera outbreak, patterns of Vibrio cholerae and antibiotic susceptibility testing in rural Malawi.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/38373
Title:
Characteristics of a cholera outbreak, patterns of Vibrio cholerae and antibiotic susceptibility testing in rural Malawi.
Authors:
Zachariah, R; Harries, A D; Arendt, V; Nchingula, D; Chimtulo, F; Courteille, O; Kirpach, P
Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Abstract:
The cumulative cholera attack rate in an epidemic in Malawi in 1999/2000 was 59/100,000 population, case-fatality rate 4%, and 98% of all cases presenting to health facilities required intravenous therapy. Microbiological studies showed high resistance of Vibrio cholerae to commonly recommended antibiotics, predominant Ogawa serotypes and no O139 isolates.
Affiliation:
Department of Infectious Diseases, Reference Centre, Central Hospital, Rue Barble, Luxembourg. msflblantyre@malawi.net
Issue Date:
2002
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/38373
PubMed ID:
11925988
Language:
en
ISSN:
0035-9203
Appears in Collections:
Other Diseases

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorZachariah, R-
dc.contributor.authorHarries, A D-
dc.contributor.authorArendt, V-
dc.contributor.authorNchingula, D-
dc.contributor.authorChimtulo, F-
dc.contributor.authorCourteille, O-
dc.contributor.authorKirpach, P-
dc.date.accessioned2008-10-01T10:22:16Z-
dc.date.available2008-10-01T10:22:16Z-
dc.date.issued2002-
dc.identifier.citationCharacteristics of a cholera outbreak, patterns of Vibrio cholerae and antibiotic susceptibility testing in rural Malawi., 96 (1):39-40 Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg.en
dc.identifier.issn0035-9203-
dc.identifier.pmid11925988-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/38373-
dc.description.abstractThe cumulative cholera attack rate in an epidemic in Malawi in 1999/2000 was 59/100,000 population, case-fatality rate 4%, and 98% of all cases presenting to health facilities required intravenous therapy. Microbiological studies showed high resistance of Vibrio cholerae to commonly recommended antibiotics, predominant Ogawa serotypes and no O139 isolates.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.rightsPublished by Elsevier Archived on this site with the kind permission of Elsevier Ltd. ([url]http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00359203[/url]) and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene ([url]http://www.rstmh.org/transactions.asp[/url])en
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshCholeraen
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaksen
dc.subject.meshDrug Resistance, Microbialen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMicrobial Sensitivity Testsen
dc.subject.meshVibrio choleraeen
dc.titleCharacteristics of a cholera outbreak, patterns of Vibrio cholerae and antibiotic susceptibility testing in rural Malawi.en
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Infectious Diseases, Reference Centre, Central Hospital, Rue Barble, Luxembourg. msflblantyre@malawi.neten
dc.identifier.journalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygieneen

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