Vibrio-associated gastroenteritis in the lower Cross-River Basin of Nigeria.

Journal of clinical microbiology

PubMedID: 1400976

Ndon JA, Udo SM, Wehrenberg WB. Vibrio-associated gastroenteritis in the lower Cross-River Basin of Nigeria. J Clin Microbiol. 1992;30(10):2730-2.
A total of 120 Vibrio species were isolated from 588 patients with acute diarrheal disease during an outbreak of gastrointestinal tract infections at different locations in the lower Cross River Basin of Nigeria. Vibrio cholerae O1, biotype El Tor, serotype Ogawa, was the prominent organism isolated from the Vibrio-associated diarrheal cases. During the 3 months of study, V. cholerae non-O1 was recovered from 10 patients while Vibrio parahaemolyticus was recovered from 19 patients. The significance of this study is the recognition that there is an ecological niche which supports V. cholerae non-O1 and V. parahaemolyticus in the Cross River Basin of Nigeria.