Cholera on the Texas Gulf Coast

Michael T. Kelly, Johnny W. Peterson, Harry E. Sarles, Michael Romanko, Deborah Martin, Barry Hafkin

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Cholera is being increasingly recognized in the Gulf Coast region. This report describes two cholera cases of classic clinical presentation. Both cases were caused by toxigenic Vibrio cholerae, one of an 01 serotype and one of a non-O1 serotype. Vibrio cholerae was also isolated from the home environments of both patients. These findings indicate that cholera continues to be detected on the Gulf Coast, that non-O1 V cholerae infections may be clinically indistinguishable from V cholerae 01 infections, and that both 01 and non-O1 V cholerae strains are capable of survival in Gulf Coast environments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1598-1599
Number of pages2
JournalJAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association
Issue number11
StatePublished - Mar 19 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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