Map: Sampling stations along the coast of Peru
Caption: Three stations were sampled monthly from November 1998 to March 2000. Samples were tested for V. cholerae. The coast of Peru, shown on this map – has added new insights to the cholera story. Here, cholera surfaced in 1991 after a century of absence in Latin America. Cholera has recurred in Peru since then, following a seasonal pattern, with the greatest number of cases in the summer (June-March) in Lima and other major cities along the coast.
Source: Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 69, No. 6, June 2003, p. 3676-3680, Direct Detection of Vibrio cholerae and ctxA in Peruvian Coastal Water and Plankton by PCR (Figure 1)
Credit: © 2003, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved. From Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Vol. 69, No. 6, June 2003, p. 3676-3680. Direct Detection of Vibrio cholerae and ctxA in Peruvian Coastal Water and Plankton by PCR, by Erin K. Lipp, Irma N. G. Rivera, Ana I. Gil, Eric Espeland, Nipa Choopun, Valerie R. Louis, Estelle Russek-Cohen, Anwar Huq, and Rita R. Colwell
NSF permission to use: YES (permission granted by American Society for Microbiology, contingent on author permission – granted by Valerie Louis – and appropriate credit.)
NSF funded: No
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