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Use of filter paper as a transport medium for laboratory diagnosis of cholera under field conditions

  • 2011/08/01
Type of publication
  • Articles
  • Page AL
  • Alberti KP
  • Guénolé A
  • Mondongue V
  • Lonlas Mayele S
  • Guerin PJ
  • Quilici ML
  • Diarrheal diseases

Confirmation of a cholera epidemic is based on bacteriological identification of the agent and requires the sending of samples to a culture laboratory, often in countries with limited resources. Comparison of the use of filter paper with the use of Cary-Blair reference medium for stool transport showed that this simple transport medium is appropriate for the recovery of Vibrio cholerae.