Intra-family transmission of Vibrio cholerae during a cholera epidemic in rural south-southern Nigeria

Udonwa, Ndifreke E,; Udoh, Sunde M.; Ikpeme, Bassey; Andy, Iniobong
July 2008
Tropical Doctor;Jul2008, Vol. 38 Issue 3, p179
Academic Journal
The article presents a study which aims to evaluate the level of intra-family transmission and the role of household contacts in the persistence of Vibrio cholerae in Nigeria. The study uses rectal swabs from randomly selcted households with confirmed cholera cases, and that samples were analyzed using the scheme of Cheesbrough method. Based on results, the rectal swabs show Significant agglutinating and vibriocidal antibodies titres were seen in both males and females.


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