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Virulent Strain: Genome Analysis Suggests

 
Virulent Strain ( N.W.I'D LIKE TO HAVE AN OPEN DISCUSSION ON THIS PARTICULAR FINDING....????)

"The analysis also suggests that the Asian strain that hit Haiti is especially virulent and raises the risk that it may supplant other strains circulating in Latin America and spread there, Waldor said. There is a need to increase the production of cholera vaccines, which are now in short supply, he said.

After the Haitian earthquake in January, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded that even with the extensive damage to the country’s poor sanitation system, there was not a great risk of a cholera outbreak because the disease hadn’t been seen there in so long, Waldor said.

“That was wrong,” he said. “They didn’t consider global movement of human beings.”

As a public health measure, people who travel from areas that have high cholera rates should be screened before traveling to regions where conditions could allow an epidemic to spread rapidly, he said."

 

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http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-12-09/cholera-in-haiti-came-from-s...