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Drug resistant cholera in India attributed to antibiotic misuse

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7273.1368/a (Published 02 December 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1368
  1. Ganapati Mudur
  1. New Delhi

    Indian microbiologists have said that the widespread misuse of antibiotics in India has led to the emergence of drug resistant cholera, in a rerun of events that involved typhoid a decade ago.

    Strains of Vibrio cholerae in India have become resistant to several antibiotics, and multidrug resistance is increasing, researchers at the National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases in Calcutta said. Studies on V cholerae strains isolated from patients in eastern India over the past six years show that the bacilli are resistant to several …

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