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Research Article

Impact of Rapid Urbanization on the Rates of Infection by Vibrio cholerae O1 and Enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli in Dhaka, Bangladesh

  • Fahima Chowdhury,

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

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  • Mohammad Arif Rahman,

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

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  • Yasmin A. Begum,

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

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  • Ashraful I. Khan,

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

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  • Abu S. G. Faruque,

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

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  • Nirod Chandra Saha,

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

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  • Nabilah Ibnat Baby,

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

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  • M. A. Malek,

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

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  • Anisha Rajeev Kumar,

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

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  • Ann-Mari Svennerholm,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

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  • Mark Pietroni,

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

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  • Alejandro Cravioto,

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

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  • Firdausi Qadri mail

    fqadri@icddrb.org.

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

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  • Published: April 05, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000999

About the Authors

Fahima Chowdhury, Mohammad Arif Rahman, Yasmin A. Begum, Ashraful I. Khan, Abu S. G. Faruque, Nirod Chandra Saha, Nabilah Ibnat Baby, M. A. Malek, Anisha Rajeev Kumar, Mark Pietroni, Alejandro Cravioto, Firdausi Qadri
International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Ann-Mari Svennerholm
Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Corresponding Author

Email: fqadri@icddrb.org.

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: FC MAR YAB AIK ASGF NCS MAM ARK A-MS MP AC FQ. Performed the experiments: MAR NIB ARK. Analyzed the data: FC MAR NCS NIB ARK FQ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: YAB ASGF NCS MAM A-MS MP AC. Wrote the paper: FC MAR YAB AIK ASGF NIB A-MS MP AC FQ.