Diseases subject to the International Health Regulations : Number of cases and deaths reported by countries of the Region of the Americas up to 31 December 1990
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Upon date of publication of this bulletin, the Ministry of Health, peru, had reported 3,723 cases of cholera with 1,011 hospitalizations and 38 deaths. The epidemic appeared to begin on 31 January, initially in Chancay, on the coast just north of Lima, and in Chimbote, a major fishing port 400 km north of Lima. Most cases have occurred in youths and adults, but some cases and deaths have been reported in children, At least 16 samples have been identified in two laboratories in Lima as Vibrio cholerae, and the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, has confirmed 4 isolates as Vibrio Cholerae 01, biotype El Tor, serotype Inaba, which is pandemic strain of choleraDisponible en español
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