cholera

Cholera occurs due to consumption of contaminated stream water in a village of hilly area -Kalahandi, North Eastern India, 2009

Background: In August, 2009 a cluster of diarrhoea cases was reported in a rural hilly village of Kalahandi, Orissa, India. We investigated the cluster to identify risk factors and propose recommendations.

Year: 
2008
Author (s): 

Dasmohapatra S, Manickam P, Murhekar MV

Presenter (s): 
Dr. Sripati Dasmohapatra

Institution of a rapid surveillance system controlled major Cholera epidemics in Aila flood affected Sundarban, West Bengal, India, 2009.

Background: On 25th May 2009 cyclone Aila hit Sundarban reverian area of South 24 Parganas district in west Bengal, India. It demolished 400 km river bank and resulted flood in nine coastal blocks affecting 2.5 million populations and rendering 0.87 million people homeless. About 50,000 people were rescued in 263 camps. We immediately instituted a rapid surveillance system with objectives to control diarrhea diseases, identify and prevent major outbreaks.

Year: 
2008
Author (s): 

Authors:Ajay K. Chakraborty, R. Ramachandran, M. V. Murhekar National Institute of Epidemiology, Indian Council of Medical Research, Chennai, India. Phone: +91-44-26136420 Fax: 91-44-26820464.

Presenter (s): 
Dr. Ajay Chakraborty
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