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

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Journal Article

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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Crump, JA; Bopp, CA; Greene, KD; Kubota, KA; Middendorf, RL; Wells, JG; Mintz, ED

Published Date

  • March 1, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 187 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 866 - 868

PubMed ID

  • 12599062

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12599062

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-1899

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/368330

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States