Volume 91, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Cholera is a disease of poverty that remains prevalent in resource-limited countries. The abrupt emergence of an epidemic frequently takes communities and health systems by surprise. Spread is rapid and initial mortality high: delays in organizing an appropriate response, lack of health worker training, and high patient numbers contribute to high rates of complications and deaths.


Article metrics loading...

The graphs shown below represent data from March 2017
Loading full text...

Full text loading...



  1. Sack DA, Sack RB, Chaignat CL, , 2006. Getting serious about cholera. N Engl J Med 355: 649651.[Crossref] [Google Scholar]
  2. Seas C, Gotuzzo E, Churchill and Livingstone, 2009. Vibrio cholera. Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett's Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. , eds. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 27772791. [Google Scholar]
  3. WHO Hourfar MK, , 2003. Cholera: the prototype “global” disease. Communicable Diseases 2002: Global Defense against the Infectious Diseases Threat. , eds. Geneva: World Health Organization, 7475. [Google Scholar]
  4. Chin CS, Sorenson J, Harris JB, Robins WP, Charles RC, Jean-Charles RR, Bullard J, Webster DR, Kasarskis A, Peluso P, Paxinos EE, Yamaichi Y, Calderwood SB, Mekalanos JJ, Schadt EE, Waldor MK, , 2011. The origin of the Haitian cholera outbreakstrain. N Engl J Med 364: 3342.[Crossref] [Google Scholar]
  5. Eberhart-Phillips J, Besser RE, Tormey MP, Koo D, Feikin D, Araneta MR, Wells J, Kilman L, Rutherford GW, Griffin PM, Baron R, Mascola L, , 1996. An outbreak of cholera from food served on an international aircraft. Epidemiol Infect 116: 913.[Crossref] [Google Scholar]
  6. WHO, 2010. Oral Rehydration Salts to Reduce Mortality from Cholera. Geneva: World Health Organization. [Google Scholar]
  7. Bahamonde Harvez C, Ávila VS, , 2013. La epidemia de cólera en América Latina: reemergencia y morbimortalidad. Rev Panam Salud Publica 33: 4046.[Crossref] [Google Scholar]
  8. Barzilay EJ, Schaad N, Magloire R, Mung KS, Boncy J, Dahourou GA, Mintz ED, Steenland MW, Vertefeuille JF, Tappero JW, , 2013. Cholera surveillance during the Haiti epidemic: the first 2 years. N Engl J Med 368: 599609.[Crossref] [Google Scholar]
  9. Sack DA, Sack RB, Nair GB, Siddique AK, , 2004. Cholera. Lancet 363: 223233.[Crossref] [Google Scholar]
  10. Guevart E, Noeske J, Solle J, Essomba JM, Edjenguele M, Bita A, Mouangue A, Manga B, , 2006. Factors contributing to endemic cholera in Douala, Cameroon. Med Trop 66: 283291. [Google Scholar]
  11. Piarroux R, , 2002. Management of a cholera epidemic by a humanitarian organization. Med Trop 62: 361367. [Google Scholar]
  12. Gotuzzo E, Cieza J, Estremadoyro L, Seas C, , 1994. Cholera. Lessons from the epidemic in Peru. Infect Dis Clin North Am 8: 183205. [Google Scholar]
  13. Kakar F, Ahmadzai AH, Habib N, Taqdeer A, Hartman AF, , 2008. A successful response to an outbreak of cholera in Afghanistan. Trop Doct 38: 1720.[Crossref] [Google Scholar]
  14. Bauernfeind A, Croisier A, Fesselet J-F, Herp M, Le Saoût E, Mc Cluskey J, Welmoet Tuynman W, Blok L, Henkens M, Thomas E, , 2004. Cholera Guidelines. , eds. Paris, France: Medecins Sans Frontieres. [Google Scholar]
  15. Global Task Force on Cholera Control, 2010. Cholera Outbreak: Assessing the Outbreak Response and Improving Preparedness. Geneva: World Health Organization. [Google Scholar]
  16. WHO, 1993. Guidelines for Cholera Control. Geneva: World Health Organization. [Google Scholar]

Data & Media loading...

  • Received : 19 Oct 2013
  • Accepted : 08 Apr 2014
  • Published online : 03 Sep 2014

Most Cited This Month

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error