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Confirmation of a cholera epidemic is based on bacteriological identification of the agent and requires the sending of samples to a culture laboratory, often in countries with limited resources. Comparison of the use of filter paper with the use of Cary-Blair reference medium for stool transport showed that this simple transport medium is appropriate for the recovery of Vibrio cholerae.

Original publication

DOI

10.1128/JCM.00514-11

Type

Journal article

Journal

J Clin Microbiol

Publication Date

08/2011

Volume

49

Pages

3021 - 3023

Keywords

Adult, Bacteriological Techniques, Cholera, Feces, Female, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Paper, Specimen Handling, Vibrio cholerae