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Volume 17, Number 11—November 2011
THEME ISSUE
CHOLERA IN HAITI

Dispatch

Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae O1 in Water and Seafood, Haiti

Vincent R. HillComments to Author , Nicole Cohen, Amy M. Kahler, Jessica L. Jones, Cheryl A. Bopp, Nina Marano, Cheryl L. Tarr, Nancy M. Garrett, Jacques Boncy, Ariel Henry, Gerardo A. Gómez, Michael Wellman, Maurice Curtis, Molly M. Freeman, Maryann Turnsek, Ronald A. Benner, Georges Dahourou, David Espey, Angelo DePaola, Jordan W. Tappero, Tom Handzel, and Robert V. Tauxe
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA (V.R. Hill, N. Cohen, A.M. Kahler, C.A. Bopp, N. Marano, C.L. Tarr, N.M. Garrett, G.A. Gómez, M. Wellman, M. Curtis, M.M. Freeman, M. Turnsek, D. Espey, J.W. Tappero, T. Handzel, R.V. Tauxe); Food and Drug Administration, Dauphin Island, Alabama, USA (J.L. Jones, R.A. Benner, A. DePaola); Haitian Ministry of Public Health and Population, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (J. Boncy, A. Henry); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Port-au-Prince (G. Dahourou)

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Table 1

Results of water sampling for Vibrio cholerae, Haiti, October–November 2010*

Sample no. Sample location Sample types Collection date Volume sampled, L Turbidity, NTU APW broth real-time PCR result Characterization of V. cholerae isolates
HWS-1 Liancourt River UF Oct 29 7.7 150 ND No isolate obtained
HWS-2 Artibonite River UF Oct 29 16 250 ND No isolate obtained
HWS-3 Obya River UF Oct 30 35 31 ND Non-O1, non-O139, ctxA negative
HWS-5 Sipa Canal UF Oct 30 32 88 ND Non-O1, non-O139, ctxA negative
HWS-7 Brown Root River UF Oct 30 21 11 ND Non-O1, non-O139, ctxA negative
HWS-9 Freshwater canal (canal 2) UF Nov 2 30 16 ND V. cholerae isolate matched outbreak strain†
HWS-10 Freshwater canal (canal 1) UF Nov 2 30 11 ND V. cholerae isolate matched outbreak strain†
HWS-11 Saint Marc port marine water UF Nov 9 30 ND ND No isolate obtained
HWS-13 Saint Marc port marine water UF Nov 9 30 ND ND No isolate obtained
HWS-14 Grand Saline canal UF Nov 10 20 170 ND Non-O1, non-O139, ctxA negative
HWS-15 Saint Marc/Grand Saline port marine water Grab Nov 9 1 ND ctxA detected No isolate obtained
HWS-16 Port-au-Prince port, site 1 marine water Grab Nov 11 1 ND ctxA detected No isolate obtained
HWS-17 Port-au-Prince port, site 2 marine water Grab Nov 11 1 ND ctxA detected No isolate obtained
HWS-18 Port-au-Prince port, site 3 marine water UF Nov 11 28 ND ND No isolate obtained

*NTU, nephelometric turbidity units; APW, alkaline peptone water; HWS, harbor water sample; UF, ultrafiltration; ND, no data.
V. cholerae serogroup O1, serotype Ogawa, biotype El Tor, ctxA positive, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis–matched outbreak strain.

*NTU, nephelometric turbidity units; APW, alkaline peptone water; HWS, harbor water sample; UF, ultrafiltration; ND, no data.
V. cholerae serogroup O1, serotype Ogawa, biotype El Tor, ctxA positive, pulsed-field gel electrophoresis–matched outbreak strain.

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