Cholera and the Ecology of Vibrio cholerae by B.S. DrasarCholera and the Ecology of Vibrio cholerae by B.S. Drasar

Cholera and the Ecology of Vibrio cholerae

EditorB.S. Drasar, B.D. Forrest

Paperback | September 15, 2011

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Only in recent years has it been revealed that V. cholerae is a normal inhabitant of esturine and riverine waters. This means that even if the disease can be eliminated from human population by vaccines etc. the vibrio will continue to survive independently in the environment. It is likely that the environment is the source of epidemic strains. This is the first book to focus on the implication of these discoveries.
Title:Cholera and the Ecology of Vibrio choleraeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pagesPublished:September 15, 2011Publisher:Springer NetherlandsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:9401071780

ISBN - 13:9789401071789

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Table of Contents

Preface. Vibrio cholerae. The Asiatic Cholera: an historical determinant of himan genomic and social structure. Management of cholera: the vital role of rehydration. Intestinal immunity to Vibrio cholerae. Cholera: pathogenesis and vaccine development. Ecology of Vibrio cholerae: role of aquatic flora and fauna. Role of zoological microhabitats of Vibrio cholerae. The geography of cholera. The fate of Vibrio cholerae in wastewater treatment plants. Problems of the epidemiology of cholera and the ecology of Vibrio cholerae.

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...excellent introduction - Trends in Ecology and Evolution