Cholera Outbreaks in South-East Asia

  • Kaushik Bharati
  • S. K. Bhattacharya
Part of the Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology book series (CT MICROBIOLOGY, volume 379)


This chapter highlights the cholera situation in South Asia and the Bay of Bengal region, the original ‘homeland’ of cholera. A detailed discussion of cholera outbreaks in individual countries in South-East Asia follows. The countries of the World Health Organization (WHO) SEARO (South-East Asia Region) region are discussed first, followed by discussions about the other countries in South-East Asia that do not fall within the purview of the WHO SEARO classification of the member countries of the region. Therefore, the chapter attempts to provide a comprehensive yet precise outline of the major cholera outbreaks that have occurred in the region over the years.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Policy Center for Biomedical ResearchTranslational Health Science and Technology InstituteGurgaonIndia
  2. 2.Indian Council of Medical ResearchNew DelhiIndia

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