Molecular epidemiology of Vibrio cholerae and campylobacters isolated in Asian countries

  • Shinji Yamasaki
  • Masahiro Asakura
  • Sachi Shiramaru
  • Sucharit Basu Neogi
  • Atsushi Hinenoya
  • Worada Samosornsuk
  • Shi Lei
  • Thandavarayan Ramamurthy


Vibrio cholerae and campylobacters are recognized as important water-borne and food-borne pathogens, respectively, associated with acute gastroenteritis. In this article, we describe the recent scenario of cholera on the basis of active surveillance conducted at the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric diseases, Kolkata, India with special reference to a newly emerged V. cholerae O1 El Tor variant and the recent molecular epidemiologic investigation related with Campylobacter and related organisms in Japan, Thailand and the People’s Republic of China.


Cholera Toxin Cytolethal Distend Toxin Diarrheal Patient Cholerae O139 Strain Classical Biotype 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shinji Yamasaki
    • 1
  • Masahiro Asakura
    • 1
  • Sachi Shiramaru
    • 1
  • Sucharit Basu Neogi
    • 1
  • Atsushi Hinenoya
    • 1
  • Worada Samosornsuk
    • 2
  • Shi Lei
    • 3
  • Thandavarayan Ramamurthy
    • 4
  1. 1.Laboratory of Prevention of International Epidemics, Department of Veterinary Science, Graduate School of Life and Environmental SciencesOsaka Prefecture UniversityOsakaJapan
  2. 2.Faculty of Allied Health ScienceThammasat UniversityPathumthaniThailand
  3. 3.School of Light Chemistry and Food ScienceSouth China University of TechnologyGuangzhouP.R. China
  4. 4.National Institute of Cholera and Enteric DiseasesKolkataIndia

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