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Emerg Infect Dis. 2011 Apr;17(4):699-701. doi: 10.3201/eid1704.101973.

Recent clonal origin of cholera in Haiti.

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University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida 32610, USA.

Abstract

Altered El Tor Vibrio cholerae O1, with classical cholera toxin B gene, was isolated from 16 patients with severe diarrhea at St. Mark's Hospital, Arbonite, Haiti, <3 weeks after onset of the current cholera epidemic. Variable-number tandem-repeat typing of 187 isolates showed minimal diversity, consistent with a point source for the epidemic.

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PMC3377427
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10.3201/eid1704.101973
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