Cholera - how old?

Linda Nims -Micro lnims at NUMEX.UNM.EDU
Tue Jan 7 10:59:18 EST 1997

This is taken from chapter 18 'Historical Perspectives on Pandemic 
Cholera' by Paul Blake, in the book 'Vibrio cholerae and Cholera' edited 
by Wachsmuth, Blake and Olsvik.

'The modern history of cholera began in 1817, when cholera spread out 
of India in what the literature describes as the first of seven 
pandemics .....Medical historians differ on whether cholera existed
outside of Asia before 1817.'  

On Tue, 7 Jan 1997, Lars Andrup wrote:

> Dear Bionet.Microbiology
> I'm writing an article (popular science)on microbiology and I would like
> to mention some of the pests of the middle ages. And my question is: is
> cholera that old in Europe?
> Yours
> Lars
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