Epidemic Cholera in the Amazon: The Role of Produce in Disease Risk and Prevention Author(s): Oscar J. Mujica, Robert E. Quick, Ana Maria Palacios, Luis Beingolea, Rodolfo Vargas, Dafne Moreno, Timothy J. Barrett, Nancy H. Bean, Luis Seminario and Robert V. Tauxe Source: The Journal of Infectious Diseases, Vol. 169, No. 6 (Jun., 1994), pp. 1381-1384 Published by: Oxford University Press Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30114076 . Accessed: 29/04/2014 12:31
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Epidemic Cholera in the Amazon: The Role of Produce in Disease Risk and Prevention Oscar J. Mujica, Robert E. Quick, Ana Maria Palacios, Luis Beingolea, Rodolfo Vargas, Dafne Moreno, Timothy J. Barrett, Nancy H. Bean, Luis Seminario, and Robert V. Tauxe
Programa de Epidemiologia del Campo, Ministerio de Salud, Lima, Peru; Divisions of Field Epidemiology and of Bacterial and Mycotic
Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
Epidemic cholera struck Peru in January 1991 and spread within a month to the Amazon headwaters. A case-control study was done in the Amazonian city of Iquitos, Peru. Cholera-like illness was associated with eating unwashed fruits and vegetables (odds ratio [OR] = 8.0; 9507o confidence...