Journal Article

Oscar Costa-Mandry and Posthurricane Bacillary Dysentery

Bernard Christenson

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 42, issue 11, pages 1650-1651
Published in print June 2006 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online June 2006 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/503912
Oscar Costa-Mandry and Posthurricane Bacillary Dysentery

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After the recent hurricanes Katrina and Rita, outbreaks of waterborne viral and bacterial diseases were expected. Dr. Oscar Costa-Mandry, a Puerto Rican bacteriologist and epidemiologist in the 1930s, identified the relationship between hurricanes and epidemic bacillary dysentery in townships that were directly affected by hurricanes.

Journal Article.  755 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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