Accession Number : AD0613759

Title :   THE 1961 CHOLERA EPIDEMIC IN MANILA, REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 2 TAIPEI (TAIWAN)

Personal Author(s) : Wallace,Craig K. ; Fabie,Anastacia E. ; Mangubat,Ophelia ; Velasco,Emma ; Juinio,Corazon

Report Date : 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : A pandemic of El-Tor-type cholera began in southeast Asia during 1961. Many members of the medical profession, as well as government officials and the public, were confused by the relationship between the disease caused by the El Tor organism and classic Asiatic cholera. The authors observed large numbers of cholera patients admitted to San Lazaro Hospital, Manila, early in the Philippine epidemic, and in the present communication they draw attention to certain clinical and epidemiological features of so-called El Tor cholera. The paper not only describes the patients and the epidemic, but also suggests some of the treatment needs during such an epidemic. No indication was found that the disease caused by the classic cholera vibrio is different from that which is designated the El Tor variant. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CHOLERA, PHILIPPINES), (*EPIDEMIOLOGY, CHOLERA), DISEASES, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE), BACTERIA, IMMUNITY, DIARRHEA, EMESIS, ETIOLOGY, DIET, HOSPITALS, MEDICAL EXAMINATION, THERAPY, GRAPHICS

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