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Year : 1989  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 147--151

Cholera Epidemic In Manipur (September-October 1988)

T.S.K Singh1, K. H Devi2, Y. I Singh3 

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T.S.K Singh

During September and October 1988 an extensive outbreak of cholera occurred affecting seven districts of Manipur. A total of 2742 causes could be detected and a fatality rate of 0.8 per cent was recorded during the period Seventy strains of vibrio cholerae, biotype El T or were isolated from 161 faecal samples collected for bacteriological investigation. Majority of the strains were found to be sensitive to tetracycline, nalidixic acid, norflox, chloramphernicol, and cephalexin but resistant to ampicillin, co-trimoxazole, streptomycin, and gentamicin inadequate supply of safe water and frequent floods in imphal valley are thought to be the major factors for outbreaks of acute gastroenteritis and cholera.

How to cite this article:
Singh T, Devi K, Singh Y. Cholera Epidemic In Manipur (September-October 1988).Indian J Med Microbiol 1989;7:147-151

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Singh T, Devi K, Singh Y. Cholera Epidemic In Manipur (September-October 1988). Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 1989 [cited 2020 Nov 24 ];7:147-151
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