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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 132-133

Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor from a hilly tribal family in Idukki, Kerala


1 Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Kottayam, India
2 Primary Health Center, Idukki, Kerala, India

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Sheeba K Thomas
Department of Microbiology, Government Medical College, Kottayam
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-1282.171907

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Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor Inaba was isolated in 2011 from two related individuals from Anchuruli in the Idukki Dam area near Kottayam, Kerala. This is the first documented report of cholera in a hill tribe in the state, and the rare mode of transmission and its significance is discussed.


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