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Volume 18, Number 11—November 2012

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Vibrio fluvialis in Patients with Diarrhea, Kolkata, India

Goutam Chowdhury, Gururaja P. Pazhani, Devarati Dutta, Sucharita Guin, Sanjucta Dutta, Santanu Ghosh, Hidemasa Izumiya, Masahiro Asakura, Shinji Yamasaki, Yoshifumi Takeda, Eiji Arakawa, Haruo Watanabe, Asish K. Mukhopadhyay, Mihir K. Bhattacharya, K. Rajendran, Gopinath Balakrish Nair, and Thandavarayan RamamurthyComments to Author 
Author affiliations: National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Kolkata, India (G. Chowdhury, G.P. Pazhani, D. Dutta, S. Guin, S. Dutta, S. Ghosh, A.K. Mukhopadhyay, M.K. Bhattacharya, K. Rajendran, G. Nair, T. Ramamurthy); National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan (H. Izumiya, E. Arakawa, H. Watanabe); Osaka Prefecture University Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Osaka, Japan (M. Asakura, S. Yamasaki); and National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases Collaborative Research Center of Okayama University for Infectious Diseases in India, Kolkata (Y. Takeda).

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Table 1

Prevalence of Vibrio fluvialis among patients with diarrhea, Kolkata, India, 2002–2009

Year No. samples No. (%) V. fluvialis isolates No. (%) patients
Sole infection Mixed infection
2002 2,285 16 (0.7) 5 (0.2) 11 (0.5)
2003 1,673 8 (0.5) 1 (0.1) 7 (0.4)
2004 2,430 19 (0.8) 6 (0.2) 13 (0.5)
2005 1,472 17 (1.1) 7 (0.5) 10 (0.7)
2006 930 12 (1.3) 4 (0.4) 8 (0.9)
2007 842 9 (1.1) 2 (0.2) 7 (0.8)
2008 1,124 24 (2.1) 8 (0.7) 16 (1.4)
2009 1,153 26 (2.2) 10 (0.9) 16 (1.4)
Total 11,909 131 (1.1) 43 (0.4) 88 (0.7)

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