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Cholera

27 January 2011

Cholera causing more deaths

Cholera bacteria have undergone important mutations in recent years, causing longer outbreaks of the disease with increased fatalities, researchers reported.

Cholera bacteria have undergone important mutations in recent years, causing longer outbreaks of the disease with increased fatalities, researchers reported.

Edward Ryan, a researcher at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University in the United States, said a hybrid strain of cholera underwent two major changes in the last 20 years.

 

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