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Year : 1992  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 118-121

An Epidemic Of Cholera In Himachal Pradesh

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Himachal Pradesh was free from cholera till July, 1998 when 4 cases of cholera were reported from I.G. Medical College, Shimla. In the year 1991 a total of 5,709 cases of cholera and 119 deaths occurred in the state during the period June to September, giving an overall case fatality rate of 2.08 per cent. Of the 83 rectal swabs, Vibro cholera EITor, phage Type T2 (two) was isolated from 36. All the strains were sensitive to all antibiotics tested. This is the first report of cholera epidemic from the state.


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