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Cholera outbreak in southern Tanzania: risk factors and patterns of transmission.

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To identify risk factors and describe the pattern of spread of the 1997 cholera epidemic in a rural area (Ifakara) in southern Tanzania, we conducted a prospective hospital-based, matched case- control study, with analysis based on the first 180 cases and 360 matched controls. Bathing in the river, long distance to water source, and eating dried fish were significantly associated with risk for cholera. Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae O1, biotype El Tor, serotype Ogawa, was isolated in samples from ...

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10.3201/eid0707.017741

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Journal:
Emerging infectious diseases
Volume:
7
Issue:
3 Suppl
Pages:
583-587
Publication date:
2001-01-01
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EISSN:
1080-6059
ISSN:
1080-6040
URN:
uuid:dd75b112-5f7a-41f6-81c6-4ac32a37b1f3
Source identifiers:
71916
Local pid:
pubs:71916

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