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Antimicrobial Resistance in Vibrios

  • Michael L. Bennish
  • Wasif A. Khan
  • Debasish Saha
Part of the Infectious Disease book series (ID)

This chapter addresses antimicrobial resistance in a genus – Vibrio – that results in two distinct clinical syndromes. One is profound diarrheal disease – cholera – caused by Vibrio cholerae O1 or O139. The other is often the fatal wound infection and sepsis caused by a variety of halophilic (saltloving) vibrios (1) – with V. vulnificus and V. parahaemolyticus perhaps being the most commonly occurring species (2–4) but including infections with V. alginolyticus (5), V. harveyi, V. fl uvialis, and others (6).

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Antimicrob Agent Vibrio Cholerae Cholera Outbreak Bull World Health Organ Epidemiol Infect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael L. Bennish
    • 1
  • Wasif A. Khan
    • 2
  • Debasish Saha
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Population, Family and Reproductive Health, Bloomberg School of Public HealthJohns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreSouth Africa
  2. 2.International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR, B)DhakaBangladesh
  3. 3.Bacterial Diseases ProgrammeMedical Research Council LaboratoriesThe GambiaWest Africa

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