Cholera Outbreaks

  • G. Balakrish Nair
  • Yoshifumi Takeda

Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 379)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. A. K. Siddique, Richard Cash
    Pages 1-16
  3. Asish K. Mukhopadhyay, Yoshifumi Takeda, G. Balakrish Nair
    Pages 17-47
  4. Thandavarayan Ramamurthy, Naresh C. Sharma
    Pages 49-85
  5. Kaushik Bharati, S. K. Bhattacharya
    Pages 87-116
  6. Martin A. Mengel, Isabelle Delrieu, Leonard Heyerdahl, Bradford D. Gessner
    Pages 117-144
  7. Daniele Lantagne, G. Balakrish Nair, Claudio F. Lanata, Alejandro Cravioto
    Pages 145-164
  8. Shah M. Faruque
    Pages 165-180
  9. Dennis L. Chao, Ira M. Longini Jr., J. Glenn Morris Jr.
    Pages 195-209
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 259-263

About this book


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.


Cholera epidemiology Cholera outbreaks Cholera pandemics Cholera vaccine Climate change Contaminated drinking water Dehydration Diarrhoeal disease Human pathogen Poor sanitation Vibrio cholerae Water and food borne pathogen

Editors and affiliations

  • G. Balakrish Nair
    • 1
  • Yoshifumi Takeda
    • 2
  1. 1.Translational Health Science and Technology InstituteGurgaonIndia
  2. 2.National Institute of Infectious DiseasesTokyoJapan

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