An Outbreak Of Cholera In Ajdabiya-Libya

Case report


Rajab S. Tobji 1, Ibrahim A. Abeid Taher 2

1-Head of Laboratory Medicine Dept 2-Assistant Prof of Microbiology, Al-Arab Medical University, Benghazi, Libya

J Bahrain Med Soc. Vol. 9, No.1 April 1997:17


During an outbreak ocho1era in Libya, 15 (79%) out of 19 diarrhoeal samples from non-Libyans yielded V cholera 01 strains of El Tor biotype and Ogawa serotype. Isolates were 3-haemolytic on blood agar, grew on CLED medium and were positive for VP test. The organisms were resistant to cotrimoxazole chloramphenicol, tetracycline and to the vibriostatic compound 0/129. Flowever, they were sensitive to nalidixic acid, norfloxacin, oflo,tacin, carbenicillin and ampicillin. The possible source of infection was attributed to polluted well drinking water.

Keywords: An Outbreak Of Cholera In Ajdabiya-Libya