TITLE

Cholera in Yangon, Myanmar, 2012-2013

AUTHOR(S)
Wah Wah Aung; Okada, Kazuhisa; Na-Ubol, Mathukorn; Natakuathung, Wirongrong; Sandar, Toe; Nan Aye Thidar Oo; Mya Mya Aye; Hamada, Shigeyuki
PUB. DATE
March 2015
SOURCE
Emerging Infectious Diseases;Mar2015, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p543
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Case Study
ABSTRACT
The article describes cases of cholera caused by Vibrio cholerae O1 serotype Ogawa in patients with diarrhea in Yangon, Myanmar from February 2012-June 2013. The diagnosis was confirmed after subjecting the patients to rectal swab, the specimen culture using thiosulfate citrate bile salts sucrose sugar plates, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and multilocus variable-number tandem-repeat analysis (MLVA). The illness and mortality rates in Myanmar are mentioned.
ACCESSION #
101161801

 

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