Evolutionary history of the classical biotype of Vibrio cholerae O1
The classical biotype of Vibrio cholerae O1 was responsible for the first six cholera pandemics, but is relatively unknown, with only 20 genome sequences (50% of which come from the same geographic area) for […]
Genomic insights into the 2016-2017 cholera epidemic in Yemen
Cholera is thought by many to be a disease of the Victorian era. However, Yemen has recently experienced one of the largest ever cholera epidemics. The first cases were declared in September 2016, and […]
Phylodynamics of Vibrio cholerae O1 in Africa (1970-2014)
In 1970, ten years after the beginning of the 7th pandemic (Indonesia, 1961), cholera hit Africa, where it has remained entrenched. Three decades later, the reported incidence of indigenous cholera in sub-Saharan Africa was […]
The Unit includes two National Reference Centers (CNR) and a WHO Collaborating Center. Our interests are the population dynamics of bacterial enteric pathogens such Salmonella, Shigella/Escherichia coli and Vibrio, with a special focus on […]
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