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Imprint:Heidelberg : Springer, 2014.
Description:1 online resource (x, 263 pages) : illustrations (some color).
Series:Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology, 0070-217X ; volume 379
Current topics in microbiology and immunology ; v. 379.
Medical Microbiology.
Infectious Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Forensic Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Preventive Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Public Health.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
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Other authors / contributors:Nair, G. Balakrish, editor.
Takeda, Yoshifumi, 1935- editor.
Notes:Includes index.
Includes bibliographical references and index at the end of each chapters.
Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed June 25, 2014).
Summary: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.
Other form:Printed edition: 9783642554032
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-642-55404-9