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Wave upon wave of disease The cholera pathogen, Vibrio cholerae , is considered to be ubiquitous in water systems, making the design of eradication measures apparently fruitless. Nevertheless, local and global Vibrio populations remain distinct. Now, Weill et al. and Domman et al. show that a surprising diversity between continents has been established. Latin America and Africa bear different variants of cholera toxin with different transmission dynamics and ecological niches. The data are not consistent with the establishment of long-term reservoirs of pandemic cholera or with a relationship to climate events. Science , this issue p. 785 , p. 789

Original publication

DOI

10.1126/science.aao2136

Type

Journal article

Journal

Science

Publisher

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Publication Date

10/11/2017

Volume

358

Pages

789 - 793