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Unformatted text preview: Overview Definitions Cholera: clinical, epidemiology History and pandemics Peru: diary of Cholera’s epidemic Environmental factors Cholera today Conclusion New insights on the emergence of Cholera in Latin America during 1991: the Peruvian experience C Seas, J Miranda, AI Gil, et. al. Am J Trop Med & Hyg 2000; 62(4):513-7 Cholera epidemic in Peru, 1991 Officially started January 23, 1991 in Candelaria, a valley near Chancay Within a week, cases alongside the 900 km of Peruvian coast 300,000 cases (peak 45,000/wk) Low mortality (~1%) Hypothesis presented Ships coming from infected areas Contaminated water eliminated to the sea V. cholerae non toxigenic acquired virulence through phages V. cholerae toxigenic was present in low concentrations or in viable state but not cultivatable Our hypothesis V. cholerae , originally from the water environment, was present in multiples coastal places, maybe related with El...
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