Waterborne Cholera in Riohacha, Colombia, 1992l

Wctor Cardenas, Cecilia Saad, Marcela Varona, Martha Linero~

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Between 2 January and 31 July 1992 a cholera epidemic caused 548 reported cases (an incidence of about 8 cases per 2 000 inhabitants) in Riohacha, Colombia. Following an initial review of hospital and laboratory data, a cross-sectional household survey and case-control study were conducted to investigate fhis epidemic. The cross-sectional survey found an increased risk of cholera between November 1991 and September 1992 among subjects who usually drank unchlorinated piped water from the municipal water system (prevalence odds ratio, POR = 5.7; 95% confidence interval, CI = 1.2-41.1), as well as an increased risk of acute diarrhea1 disease in the 2 weeks preceding the survey interview among these same subjects @'OR = 3.3; 95% CI = 1.1-11.2). The case-control study revealed an association between cholera and drinking unboiled tap water (OR = 7.2; 95% CI = 1.6-32.2), and also between cholera and limited availability of water (cl 400 liters per week) within the household (OR = 3.6; 95% CI = 0.8-16.4). These findings strongly suggest that mosf of the Riohacha cholera cases were transmitted by contaminated municipal water, a conclusion supported by descriptive evidence of problems affecting Riohacha's municipal water and sewerage systems.
Idioma originalEnglish (US)
Título de la publicación alojadaBulletin of PAHO
Páginas313-330
Número de páginas18
EstadoPublished - 1993

Serie de la publicación

NombreBulletin of PAHO
Volumen27

Huella dactilar

Colombia
Cholera
Water
Case-Control Studies
Cross-Sectional Studies
Hospital Laboratories
Acute Disease
Drinking
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Interviews
Incidence

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Cardenas, W., Saad, C., Varona, M., & Linero~, M. (1993). Waterborne Cholera in Riohacha, Colombia, 1992l. En Bulletin of PAHO (pp. 313-330). (Bulletin of PAHO; Vol. 27).
Cardenas, Wctor ; Saad, Cecilia ; Varona, Marcela ; Linero~, Martha. / Waterborne Cholera in Riohacha, Colombia, 1992l. Bulletin of PAHO. 1993. pp. 313-330 (Bulletin of PAHO).
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Cardenas, W, Saad, C, Varona, M & Linero~, M 1993, Waterborne Cholera in Riohacha, Colombia, 1992l. En Bulletin of PAHO. Bulletin of PAHO, vol. 27, pp. 313-330.

Waterborne Cholera in Riohacha, Colombia, 1992l. / Cardenas, Wctor; Saad, Cecilia; Varona, Marcela; Linero~, Martha.

Bulletin of PAHO. 1993. p. 313-330 (Bulletin of PAHO; Vol. 27).

Resultado de la investigación: Contribución a libro /Tipo informe o reporteCapítulo

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Cardenas W, Saad C, Varona M, Linero~ M. Waterborne Cholera in Riohacha, Colombia, 1992l. En Bulletin of PAHO. 1993. p. 313-330. (Bulletin of PAHO).