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Endemic and epidemic dynamics of cholera: the role of the aquatic reservoir

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, February 2001
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (94th percentile)

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Endemic and epidemic dynamics of cholera: the role of the aquatic reservoir
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BMC Infectious Diseases, February 2001
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-1-1
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Cláudia Torres Codeço


In the last decades, attention to cholera epidemiology increased, as cholera epidemics became a worldwide health problem. Detailed investigation of V. cholerae interactions with its host and with other organisms in the environment suggests that cholera dynamics is much more complex than previously thought. Here, I formulate a mathematical model of cholera epidemiology that incorporates an environmental reservoir of V. cholerae. The objective is to explore the role of the aquatic reservoir on the persistence of endemic cholera as well as to define minimum conditions for the development of epidemic and endemic cholera. The reproduction rate of cholera in a community is defined by the product of social and environmental factors. The importance of the aquatic reservoir depends on the sanitary conditions of the community. Seasonal variations of contact rates force a cyclical pattern of cholera outbreaks, as observed in some cholera-endemic communities. Further development on cholera modeling requires a better understanding of V. cholerae ecology and epidemiology. We need estimates of the prevalence of V. cholerae infection in endemic populations as well as a better description of the relationship between dose and virulence.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 11 3%
United Kingdom 5 2%
Australia 2 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
France 1 <1%
India 1 <1%
Malaysia 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 297 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 59 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 50 16%
Student > Master 47 15%
Student > Bachelor 38 12%
Student > Postgraduate 17 5%
Other 52 16%
Unknown 59 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 59 18%
Mathematics 39 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 32 10%
Environmental Science 28 9%
Engineering 15 5%
Other 70 22%
Unknown 79 25%
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Attention Score in Context

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