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Vibrio cholerae and cholera : molecular to global perspectives /
edited by I. Kaye Wachsmuth, Paul A. Blake, Ørjan Olsvik.
imprint
Washington, D.C. : ASM Press, c1994.
description
xi, 465 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 27 cm.
ISBN
1555810675
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imprint
Washington, D.C. : ASM Press, c1994.
isbn
1555810675
catalogue key
384955
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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THE RETURN OF AN ANCIENT DISEASE With the re-emergence and rapid spread of cholera in Latin America after an absence of 100 years, there is a renewed interest and concern about this ancient disease. This new book addresses the arrival of the 7th pandemic in the Western Hemisphere and its increased importance in Africa and Asia during the past two years. The research also contrasts the pandemic with low-level endemic
Table of Contents
Introduction
The bacterium Vibrio cholerae
Isolation and identification of toxigenic Vibrio cholerae 01 from fecal specimens
Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae in food and water
Detection of cholera toxin genes
Detection of toxins of Vibrio cholerae 01 and non-01
Non-toxigenic Vibrio cholerae 01 infections in the United States
Molecular basis for O-antigen biosynthesis in Vibrio cholerae 01
Ogawa-Inaba switching
Non-O group 1 Vibrio cholerae
Vibrios in the environment
Serologic diagnosis of Vibrio cholerae 01 infection
Virulence factors
Toxins of Vibrio cholerae 01
Regulation of toxin (CT) expressions
The toxin-coregulated pilus: biogenesis and function
Animal models in cholera research
Cholera: the disease
Cholera: pathophysiology
Immunity to Vibrio cholerae infection
Host susceptibility
Epidemiology and surveillance
Cholera before 1970
The African epidemic 1970-92
Endemic cholera in Australia and the United States
The Latin American epidemic
Transmission of cholera
Molecular epidemiology of Vibrio cholerae 01
Cholera surveillance
Vaccines
Polysaccharide-protein conjugate vaccines for prevention of cholera
Molecular recombinant cholera vaccines
Protective oral cholera vaccine based on a combination of cholera toxin B subunit and inactivated Cholera vibrios
Public health consideration for the use of cholera vaccines in cholera control programs
Cholera: the future
Cholera: unanswered questions
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