Environment and cholera in Quelimane, Mozambique: a spatial study

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Abstract

Cholera continues to cause widespread suffering in many parts of the world. Little field research has been carried out in endemic zones on the contribution of physical characteristics in environmental reservoirs which may prolong the survival time or increase the toxigeneity of Vibrio cholerae 01. This paper outlines results from a study carried out in Quelimane, Mozambique to test for such environmental influences on the spatial and temporal distribution of cholera incidence. The role of population displacement in this relationship is discussed. Finally, the study demonstrates applications for medical geography and geographic information systems (GIS) in applied research of this type. -Author

Original languageEnglish
JournalDepartment of Geography Occasional Papers
Volume39
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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