Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology

Cholera Outbreaks

Editors: Nair, G. Balakrish, Takeda, Yoshifumi (Eds.)

  • ProvidesĀ a better understanding of cholera outbreaks - a prerequisite to prevent them
  • Written by leading authorities in the field
  • Richly illustrated
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The most feared attribute of the human pathogen Vibrio cholerae is its ability to cause outbreaks that spread like wildfire, completely overwhelming public health systems and causing widespread suffering and death. This volume starts with a description of the contrasting patterns of outbreaks caused by the classical and El Tor biotypes of V. cholerae. Subsequent chapters examine cholera outbreaks in detail, including possible sources of infection and molecular epidemiology on three different continents, the emergence of new clones through the bactericidal selection process of lytic cholera phages, the circulation and transmission of clones of the pathogen during outbreaks and novel approaches to modeling cholera outbreaks. A further contribution deals with the application of the genomic sciences to trace the spread of cholera epidemics and how this information can be used to control cholera outbreaks. The book closes with an analysis of the potential use of killed oral cholera vaccines to stop the spread of cholera outbreaks.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Cholera Outbreaks in the Classical Biotype Era

    Siddique, A. K. (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • Cholera Outbreaks in the El Tor Biotype Era and the Impact of the New El Tor Variants

    Mukhopadhyay, Asish K. (et al.)

    Pages 17-47

  • Cholera Outbreaks in India

    Ramamurthy, Thandavarayan (et al.)

    Pages 49-85

  • Cholera Outbreaks in South-East Asia

    Bharati, Kaushik (et al.)

    Pages 87-116

  • Cholera Outbreaks in Africa

    Mengel, Martin A. (et al.)

    Pages 117-144

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cholera Outbreaks
Editors
  • G. Balakrish Nair
  • Yoshifumi Takeda
Series Title
Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
Series Volume
379
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-55404-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-55404-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-55403-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-52271-4
Series ISSN
0070-217X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 263
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 b/w illustrations, 21 illustrations in colour
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