Cholera pandemics are fueled by globe-trotting bacterial strains

Researchers at the Institut Pasteur and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in collaboration with international institutions, recently published two studies tracing the history of cholera outbreaks from the last 60 years. The results show that the latest cholera pandemic originated in Asia, and that the majority of antibiotic resistant strains come from this continent. These findings help to improve understanding of how the cholera bacterium circulates, and to anticipate the risk of new outbreaks emerging.

Cholera pandemics are fueled by globe-trotting bacterial strains

International cholera strains, rather than local ones, have caused raging epidemics, according to research that examined the bacteria’s DNA.

Mon 13 Nov 17 from ScienceNews

Tanzanian cholera outbreak kills 18: ministry

An outbreak of cholera in Tanzania has left 18 dead in two months, the health ministry said Saturday, warning the situation could worsen as the rainy season continues.

Sat 11 Nov 17 from Medical Xpress

Genomes rewrite cholera's global story

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Risk of cholera epidemics estimated with new rule-book

Cholera has repeatedly traveled out of Asia to cause epidemics in Africa and Latin America, an international research team has found. Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Institut ...

Thu 9 Nov 17 from Medical Xpress

Risk of cholera epidemics estimated with new rule-book, Thu 9 Nov 17 from ScienceDaily

Cholera: The link between the world's major outbreaks leads to better control strategies

Researchers at the Institut Pasteur and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, in collaboration with international institutions, recently published two studies tracing the history of cholera outbreaks ...

Mon 13 Nov 17 from Eurekalert

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