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The GAAC team lists a number of publications on cholera. A resource base of hundreds of references is accessible through the site's search tool. This tool allows you to find information on cholera from a wide selection of documents (articles, reports and guidelines) and gives you access to these documents.

All documents are in their original version and in another language if the translation exists. A majority of the documents are open access (access to the full document), and some documents have a restricted access (free access only to the abstract). 
 

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You will find below a selection of articles made by the GAAC secretariat ("Reference publications") as well as the newsletters published by the GAAC.

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Reduction of cholera in Bangladeshi villages by simple filtration
Reduction of cholera in Bangladeshi villages by simple filtration
4 february 2002
Auteur(s): Rita R. Colwell | Anwar Huq | M. Sirajul Islam | K. M. A. Aziz | Md Yunus | N. Huda Khan | A. Mahmud | R. Bradley Sack | G. B. Nair | J. Chakraborty - Date de Publication: 2003-02-04 - Publication: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences - Resumé: Based on results of ecological studies demonstrating that Vibrio cholerae, the etiological agent of epidemic cholera, is commensal to zooplankton, notably copepods, a simple filtration procedure was developed whereby zooplankton, most phytoplankton, and particulates >20 μm were removed from water before use. Effective deployment of this filtration procedure, from September 1999 through July 2002 in 65 villages of rural Bangladesh, of which the total population for the entire study comprised ≈133,000 individuals, yielded a 48% reduction in cholera (P < 0.005) compared with the control.
Global Climate and Infectious Disease
Global Climate and Infectious Disease: The Cholera Paradigm
18 july 1996
Resumé: The origin of cholera has been elusive, even though scientific evidence clearly shows it is a waterborne disease. However, standard bacteriological procedures for isolation of the cholera vibrio from environmental samples, including water, between epidemics generally were unsuccessful. Vibrio cholerae, a marine vibrio, requiring salt for growth, enters into a dormant, viable but nonculturable stage when conditions are unfavorable for growth and reproduction. The association of Vibrio cholerae with plankton, notably copepods, provides further evidence for the environmental origin of cholera, as well as an explanation for the sporadic and erratic occurrence of cholera epidemics. On a global scale, cholera epidemics can now be related to climate and climatic events, such as El Niño, as well as the global distribution of the plankton host. Remote sensing, with the use of satellite imagery, offers the potential for predicting conditions conducive to cholera outbreaks or epidemics.

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Type de publication
GAAC's newsletter N°4 - February 2018
GAAC's newsletter N°4 - February 2018
7 march 2018
Latest news about the GAAC - February 2018
GAAC's newsletter N°3 - October 2017
GAAC's newsletter N°3 - October 2017
7 october 2017
Latest news about the GAAC - October 2017
Newsletter de la GAAC - Mobilisation après l'ouragan Matthew en Haïti
GAAC's newsletter N°2 - Wash Workers rally forces in Haïti
30 january 2017
January 2017
GAAC's newsletter - The Lubumbashi Declaration
GAAC's Newsletter N°1 - The Lubumbashi Declaration
25 march 2016
GAAC's newsletter N°1 - March 2016