Indian Journal of Community Medicine


Year
: 1994  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 57--58

An Explosive Cholera Outbreak In A Rural Community of Gujarat State


P.G Sengupta1, S.P De.2 
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Research Question : What are the epidemiological features of an el Tor biotype of V. cholerae outbreak? Objective : To describe the epidemiological features of a cholera outbreak. Design: Epidemic investigation. Setting : Rural area near Baroda city. Participants : Residents of the village hamlet. Results : The overall attack rate among 248 people was 13.3% and was highest (26.9%) in the 0-4 years age group. All the patients, except one who died at home, had to be hospitalized for treatment . V. Cholerae biotype el Tor serotype Inaba and phage type IV could be isolated from 62.5% of the cases. Some pathogens could be isolated in pure culture from the open well water which was the only source of drinking water for the hamlet.


How to cite this article:
Sengupta P, De. S. An Explosive Cholera Outbreak In A Rural Community of Gujarat State.Indian J Community Med 1994;19:57-58


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Sengupta P, De. S. An Explosive Cholera Outbreak In A Rural Community of Gujarat State. Indian J Community Med [serial online] 1994 [cited 2022 May 25 ];19:57-58
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