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The 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti: How science solved a controversy

Orata, Fabini D. and Keim, Paul S. and Boucher, Yan (2014) The 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti: How science solved a controversy. PLoS Pathogens, 10 (4). e1003967. ISSN 1553-7366

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The article focuses on the genetic basis of the spread of cholera in Haiti which clarifies both the climatic and human transmission hypotheses explaining the origin of the disease after the January 12, 2010 earthquake. Topics include the role of the nonpathogenic Vibrio cholerae in cholera, studies supporting the human transmission hypothesis, and molecular study on the origin of Vibrio cholerae in the country. The use of genome sequencing as a tool for molecular epidemiology is considered.

Item Type: Article
ID number or DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003967
Keywords: Biology and life sciences; Cholera; Communicable diseases -- Transmission; Disease Outbreaks; epidemic; Evolutionary Biology; Genetic aspects; Haiti; History, 21st Century; Humans; lessons; Microbial evolution; Microbiology; Molecular epidemiology; Nucleotide sequence; Organismal evolution; origin; Pearls; Public health; research; Vibrio cholerae; vibrio-cholerae
Subjects: Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR355 Virology
Department/Unit: Research Centers > Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2015 19:26
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/1682

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