Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae serogroup O141-associated cholera-like diarrhea and bloodstream infection in the United States

J Infect Dis. 2003 Mar 1;187(5):866-8. doi: 10.1086/368330. Epub 2003 Feb 18.


Toxigenic Vibrio cholerae serogroup O141 has been associated with sporadic cholera-like diarrhea and bloodstream infection in the United States. Consumption of seafood and proximity to the coast may increase the risk of infection. All V. cholerae isolates recovered from stool samples of patients with diarrhea or from a normally sterile site should be serogrouped and assessed for cholera toxin production. Improved surveillance and case-control studies are needed to further characterize illness and risk factors for V. cholerae O141 infection.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Bacteremia / epidemiology*
  • Bacteremia / microbiology
  • Cholera / epidemiology*
  • Cholera / microbiology
  • Cholera Toxin / metabolism*
  • Diarrhea / epidemiology*
  • Diarrhea / microbiology
  • Electrophoresis, Gel, Pulsed-Field
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Serotyping
  • United States / epidemiology
  • Vibrio cholerae / classification*
  • Vibrio cholerae / genetics


  • Cholera Toxin