Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

A Cluster of Acute Diarrhea Suspected to Be Cholera in French Travelers in Haiti, December 2010

Abstract : A cluster of 21 cases of watery diarrhea suspected to be cholera that involved French military policemen and young volunteers occurring in the context of the Haiti cholera outbreak is described. The attack rate (AR) was higher among young volunteers (71.4%) than among policemen (15.3%) (p < 0.0001). There was a significant association between raw vegetables consumption and watery diarrhea in the young volunteer group. If we consider the raw vegetables consumers only, AR was lower among doxycycline-exposed subjects (relative risk: 0.2; 95% confidence interval: 0.1–0.4). The main aspect that is of scientific interest is the potential prophylactic effect of doxycycline used for malaria prophylaxis on the watery diarrhea AR.
Complete list of metadatas

Cited literature [11 references]  Display  Hide  Download

https://hal-pasteur.archives-ouvertes.fr/pasteur-01135860
Contributor : Marie Lemesle <>
Submitted on : Thursday, March 26, 2015 - 10:06:49 AM
Last modification on : Wednesday, June 17, 2020 - 11:46:03 AM
Long-term archiving on: : Monday, April 17, 2017 - 11:17:54 PM

File

 Restricted access
To satisfy the distribution rights of the publisher, the document is embargoed until : jamais

Please log in to resquest access to the document

Identifiers

Collections

Citation

Rachel Haus-Cheymol, Rafäelle Theodose, Marie-Laure Quilici, Gérard Chevallier, Bernard Liautaud, et al.. A Cluster of Acute Diarrhea Suspected to Be Cholera in French Travelers in Haiti, December 2010. Journal of Travel Medicine, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012, 19 (3), pp.189-91. ⟨10.1111/j.1708-8305.2012.00607.x⟩. ⟨pasteur-01135860⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

385