Epidemiological and Molecular Aspects on Cholera

  • T. Ramamurthy
  • S.K. Bhattacharya

Part of the Infectious Disease book series (ID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. T. Ramamurthy, S.K. Bhattacharya
    Pages 1-4
  3. Asish K. Mukhopadhyay, T. Ramamurthy
    Pages 5-29
  4. Samba Sow, Martin Antonio, Joe O. Oundo, Inacio Mandomando, T. Ramamurthy
    Pages 31-50
  5. Gabriela Delgado, Rosario Morales, Jose Luis Mendez, Alejandro Cravioto
    Pages 79-95
  6. John Joseph Mekalanos
    Pages 97-114
  7. Shah M. Faruque, G. Balakrish Nair, Yoshifumi Takeda
    Pages 115-127
  8. Shanmuga Sozhamannan, Fitnat H. Yildiz
    Pages 129-160
  9. Rupak K. Bhadra, Sangita Shah, Bhabatosh Das
    Pages 185-201
  10. Khalid Ali Syed, Karl E. Klose
    Pages 203-212
  11. Masahiko Ehara, M. John Albert
    Pages 213-221
  12. Amit Sarkar, Ranjan K. Nandy, Asoke C. Ghose
    Pages 223-243
  13. Kalyan K. Banerjee, Budhaditya Mazumdar
    Pages 277-289
  14. Amit Ghosh, T. Ramamurthy
    Pages 291-310
  15. Anwar Huq, Chris J. Grim, Rita R. Colwell
    Pages 311-339
  16. P. Dutta, D. Sur, S.K. Bhattacharya
    Pages 341-353
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 355-367

About this book


Though cholera is an ancient disease, its perennial occurrence in several parts of the world has attracted many researches to find ways and means to combat the disease. The prevailing seventh pandemic cholera is dominating since 1961, but the dimension of the disease has taken several silhouettes, as the genetic structure and functions of the Vibrio cholerae has changed to a great extent. Several recent studies have shown that transformation of the pathogen at the molecular level has ameliorated several cholera outbreaks and epidemics of with successive new clones of V. cholerae. This comprehensive compilation, written by eminent international researchers reviews the epidemiology of cholera in Africa, Asia, Russia and Latin Americas. The other chapters contributed by acclaimed authors cover various aspects on evolution, polysaccaharide biosynthesis, SXT element, integrons, small molecule signalling systems, flagellar synthesis, filamentous phages, pathogenic role of proteases and hemolysin, and other putative virulence factors. In addition, ecology of V. cholerae and management of cholera were also discussed in detail. This book will be good source of information to all researchers with interests in infectious diseases, microbiology and molecular biology.

Editors and affiliations

  • T. Ramamurthy
    • 1
  • S.K. Bhattacharya
    • 2
  1. 1.National Institute of Cholera and EnteriCalcuttaIndia
  2. 2.Indian Council of Medical ResearchNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60327-264-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60327-265-0
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