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Laboratory Diagnosis

  • Sudhir Chandra Pal
Part of the Current Topics in Infectious Disease book series (CTID)


Laboratory diagnosis of acute untreated cholera is fairly simple and straight forward as large number of cholera vibrios are present in the stools of such cases. The number of vibrios may vary from about 106 to 109 per ml of fecal material with relatively fewer organisms of the normal intestinal flora.1–3 Therefore, it may be possible for a trained laboratory worker to isolate and identify the pathogen, using inexpensive media and reagents in a minimally equipped laboratory.


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