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Title: Cholera outbreak in Southern Tanzania: Risk factors and patterns of transmission
Author: Acosta, Camilo J.
Galindo, Claudia M.
Kimario, John
Senkoro, Kesheni
Urassa, Honorathy
Casals-Pascual, Climent
Corachán Cuyás, Manuel
Eseko, N.
Tanner, Marcel
Mshinda, Hassan
Lwilla, Fred
Vila Estapé, Jordi
Alonso, Pedro
Keywords: Còlera
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Abstract: To identify risk factors and describe the pattern of spread of the 1997 cholera epidemic in a rural area (Ifakara) in southern Tanzania, we conducted a prospective hospital-based, matched case- control study, with analysis based on the first 180 cases and 360 matched controls. Bathing in the river, long distance to water source, and eating dried fish were significantly associated with risk for cholera. Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae O1, biotype El Tor, serotype Ogawa, was isolated in samples from Ifakara's main water source and patients' stools. DNA molecular analyses showed identical patterns for all isolates.
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It is part of: Emerging Infectious Diseases, 2001, vol. 7, num. 7, p. 583-587
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ISSN: 1080-6040
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