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Keywords:

  • fecal microbiota;
  • healthy children;
  • Vibrio cholerae/mimicus

ABSTRACT

During a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled probiotic trial among 3758 children residing in an urban slum in Kolkata, India, Vibrio cholerae/mimicus was detected in fecal microbiota of healthy children. The importance of this finding in the local, regional and global transmission of cholera is discussed.