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US Cholera Cases Confirmed

Bridget M. Kuehn
JAMA. 2011;306(20):2207. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.1698.
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Since the outbreak of cholera began in Haiti in October 2010, 23 US cases have been confirmed, according to a report from scientists from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health agencies (Newton AE et al. Emerg Infect Dis. 2011;17[11] [published online ahead of print October 12, 2011]).

Nearly 2 dozen cholera cases in US patients have been traced back to travel to the island of Hispaniola, where an ongoing outbreak of cholera began in October 2010.

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Nearly 2 dozen cholera cases in US patients have been traced back to travel to the island of Hispaniola, where an ongoing outbreak of cholera began in October 2010.

(Photo credit: Brennan Linsley/AP Images)

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