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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7(10), 3628-3643; doi:10.3390/ijerph7103628
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Vibrio Fluvialis: An Unusual Enteric Pathogen of Increasing Public Health Concern

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Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group (AEMREG), Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare, P/Bag X1314, Alice 5700, South Africa
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Received: 2 September 2010 / Accepted: 8 October 2010 / Published: 12 October 2010
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Abstract

In developing countries, the fraction of treated wastewater effluents being discharged into watersheds have increased over the period of time, which have led to the deteriorations of the qualities of major rivers in developing nations. Consequently, high densities of disease causing bacteria in the watersheds are regularly reported including incidences of emerging Vibrio fluvialis. Vibrio fluvialis infection remains among those infectious diseases posing a potentially serious threat to public health. This paper addresses the epidemiology of this pathogen; pathogenesis of its disease; and its clinical manifestations in humans.
Keywords: vibrio fluvialis; environmental/public health impact; epidemiology vibrio fluvialis; environmental/public health impact; epidemiology
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Igbinosa, E.O.; Okoh, A.I. Vibrio Fluvialis: An Unusual Enteric Pathogen of Increasing Public Health Concern. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2010, 7, 3628-3643.

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