Though cholera is an ancient disease, its perennial occurrence in several parts
of the world has attracted many researches to find ways and means to combat the
disease. The prevailing seventh pandemic cholera is dominating since 1961, but
the dimension of the disease has taken several silhouettes, as the genetic
structure and functions of the Vibrio cholerae has changed to a great extent.
Several recent studies have shown that transformation of the pathogen at the
molecular level has ameliorated several cholera outbreaks and epidemics of with
successive new clones of V. cholerae.
This comprehensive compilation, written by eminent international researchers
reviews the epidemiology of cholera in Africa, Asia,