Is El Niño a long-distance corridor for waterborne disease?

Jaime Martinez-Urtaza, Joaquin Trinanes, Narjol Gonzalez-Escalona, Craig Baker-Austin

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Abstract

The apparent emergence of new and devastating Vibrio diseases in Latin America during significant El Niño events is striking. New microbiological, genomic and bioinformatic tools are providing us with evidence that El Niño may represent a long-distance corridor for waterborne diseases into the Americas from Asia.
Original languageEnglish
Article number16018
Number of pages3
JournalNature Microbiology
Volume1
Issue numberMarch 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2016

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    Martinez-Urtaza, J., Trinanes, J., Gonzalez-Escalona, N., & Baker-Austin, C. (2016). Is El Niño a long-distance corridor for waterborne disease? Nature Microbiology, 1(March 2016), [16018]. https://doi.org/10.1038/NMICROBIOL.2016.18