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Indian J Med Res. 2003 Jun;117:243-6.

A recent outbreak of cholera due to Vibrio cholerae O1 Ogawa in & around Chandigarh, North India.

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Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India.

Abstract

An outbreak of cholera caused by Vibrio cholerae O1 Ogawa occurred in and around Chandigarh during July 22-31, 2002. Of the 303 patients admitted to two hospitals, 82 were confirmed by culture. Two rehabilitation colonies located at the periphery of Chandigarh were mainly affected. The isolates were biotyped as Eltor and were susceptible to many antibiotics. Thirty one (35.2%) of 88 water samples showed evidence of faecal contamination. The survey of the area revealed sewage contamination of the drinking water supply. The outbreak was controlled by providing safe drinking water to the people and correcting the defects in the sewage and water pipelines.

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