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J Infect Dis. 2003 Mar 1;187(5):866-8. Epub 2003 Feb 18.

Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae serogroup O141-associated cholera-like diarrhea and bloodstream infection in the United States.

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  • 1Foodborne and Diarrheal Diseases Branch, Division of Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, MS A-38, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA. jcrump@cdc.gov

Abstract

Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae serogroup O141 has been associated with sporadic cholera-like diarrhea and bloodstream infection in the United States. Consumption of seafood and proximity to the coast may increase the risk of infection. All V. cholerae isolates recovered from stool samples of patients with diarrhea or from a normally sterile site should be serogrouped and assessed for cholera toxin production. Improved surveillance and case-control studies are needed to further characterize illness and risk factors for V. cholerae O141 infection.

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