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Research Article

Susceptibility to Vibrio cholerae Infection in a Cohort of Household Contacts of Patients with Cholera in Bangladesh

  • Jason B. Harris mail,

    jbharris@partners.org

    Affiliations: Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Regina C. LaRocque,

    Affiliations: Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Fahima Chowdhury,

    Affiliation: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Ashraful I. Khan,

    Affiliation: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Tanya Logvinenko,

    Affiliation: Department of Biostatistics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Abu S. G. Faruque,

    Affiliation: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Edward T. Ryan,

    Affiliations: Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Firdausi Qadri,

    Affiliation: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Stephen B. Calderwood

    Affiliations: Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: April 09, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000221

About the Authors

Jason B. Harris, Regina C. LaRocque, Edward T. Ryan, Stephen B. Calderwood
Division of Infectious Diseases, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Jason B. Harris
Department of Pediatrics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Regina C. LaRocque, Edward T. Ryan, Stephen B. Calderwood
Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Fahima Chowdhury, Ashraful I. Khan, Abu S. G. Faruque, Firdausi Qadri
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Tanya Logvinenko
Department of Biostatistics, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Edward T. Ryan
Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Stephen B. Calderwood
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jbharris@partners.org

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JH RL FC AK TL AF ER FQ SC. Performed the experiments: JH RL FC AK. Analyzed the data: JH RL TL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JH TL FQ. Wrote the paper: JH RL TL FQ SC.