oa CSIR Science Scope - Understanding the complex ecology of cholera epidemics in Southern Africa : the interface : human-environment
|Article Title||Understanding the complex ecology of cholera epidemics in Southern Africa : the interface : human-environment|
|© Publisher:||Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)|
|Journal||CSIR Science Scope|
|Publication Date||Aug 2009|
|Pages||36 - 28|
A CSIR study is the first to have recorded the Vibrio cholerae 0139 sero group - one of only two types that can cause outbreaks - in the coastal waters of Africa. The researchers also determined that the rainfall pattern was the key correlating environmental factor driving cholera outbreaks in Beira and KwaZulu-Natal.
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