High Prevalence of Spirochetosis in Cholera Patients, Bangladesh
Published Date:Apr 2009
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 15(4):571-573.
Communicable Diseases, Emerging
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
NADH, NADPH Oxidoreductases
Description:The microbes that accompany the etiologic agent of cholera, Vibrio cholerae, are only now being defined. In this study, spirochetes from the genus Brachyspira were identified at high titers in more than one third of cholera patients in Bangladesh. Spirochetosis should now be tracked in the setting of cholera outbreaks.
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