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Titre du document / Document title

Surat plague of 1994 RE-examined

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

DUTT Ashok K. (1) ; AKHTAR Rais (2) ; MCVEIGH Melinda (3) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Department of Geography and Planning, Department of Public Administration and Urban Studies, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Department of Geography, Kashmir University, Jammu and Kashmir, INDE
(3) Research Division, Akron Police Department, Akron, Ohio, ETATS-UNIS

Résumé / Abstract

A plague episode in Surat in 1994, and its spread to other cities in India, lasted only a little over 2 weeks, but it created an unprecedented panic that had global repercussions. At first, the Surat hospital doctors could not diagnose the disease, but when they did, immediate intervention, in the form of preventation and treatment (administration of antibodies) prevented the disease from spreading beyond Surat, Delhi, Calcutta, Bombay and their vicinities. Fewer than 1,200 people were diagnosed with plague. A DNA-based study in 2000 decisively concluded that the Surat episode was a plague, but the Indian isolates were genetically more heterogeneous compared to others in the world.

Revue / Journal Title

Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health    ISSN  0125-1562   CODEN SJTMAK 

Source / Source

2006, vol. 37, no4, pp. 755-760 [6 page(s) (article)] (11 ref.)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

SEAMO, Regional Tropical Medicine and Public Health Network, Bangkok, THAILANDE  (1970) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Infection

;

Bacteriosis

;

Yersiniosis

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Tropical medicine

;

Plague

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Infection

;

Bactériose

;

Yersiniose

;

Médecine tropicale

;

Peste

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Infección

;

Bacteriosis

;

Yersiniosis

;

Medicina tropical

;

Peste

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 19778, 35400015726400.0210

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 18186473



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