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Review of Two Decades of Cholera Diagnostics – How Far Have We Really Come?

Dick, Michal H.; Guillerm, Martine; Moussy, Francis; Chaignat, Claire-Lise

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BACKGROUND Cholera, an ancient scourge, continues to inflict high rates of mortality today. The rising incidence of epidemics in areas of poor sanitation and crowding highlight the need for better epidemic prevention and early response. Such interventions require the availability of rapid and accurate diagnostic techniques to trigger timely response and mitigate the scale of the outbreak. The current gold standard of bacterial culture is inadequate for rapid diagnosis, highlighting the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012-10-11
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/16678
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001845

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