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Vibrio cholerae O139 in Calcutta.
  1. S K Bhattacharya,
  2. M K Bhattacharya,
  3. D Dutta,
  4. S Garg,
  5. A K Mukhopadhyay,
  6. M Deb,
  7. A Moitra,
  8. G B Nair
  1. National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Calcutta, India.


    Vibrio cholerae O139 was recovered from 28 of 79 children with acute watery diarrhoea. Clinically, they presented with watery diarrhoea (100%), vomiting (79%), abdominal cramps (61%), anorexia (61%), dehydration (100%), and absence of fever. Both clinical and blood biochemical parameters of these cases were similar to the illness caused by the new strain in adults. Hypoglycaemia was seen in 40% of those screened.

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