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Thursday, February 1

USNewswire -Study Suggests How Cholera Has Returned to Latin America After 100-Year Hiatus: "A more likely hypothesis, based on studies done by the researchers at the University of Maryland, is that the cholera microbe, which occurs naturally in the aquatic environment and is known to be associated with marine plankton, was carried by zooplankton to multiple coastal locations before the epidemic. Moreover, the 1991 El Nino would have raised seawater temperatures, a factor that would have encouraged plankton growth until the microbe population reached concentrations infectious to humans." Some rethinking about the epidemic that hit Peru in the early 1990s.

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