cholera question

ctfaulkn at ctfaulkn at
Sat Nov 12 02:43:33 EST 1994

In Article <cwhite-1111941749280001 at>
cwhite at (Chris White) writes:
>Does anyone know if animals can be vectors in cholera transmission?

	According to Manson's Tropical Diseases pg 362: "No animal reservoir is
know, except that the vibrios may be maintained in salt water shell fish under
certain circumstances.  Asymptomatic carries, and individuals with mild disease
(self limiting diarrhea) are the most important vehicles for transmisssion.
Hope this is helpful.

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