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Variants of Vibrio cholerae O1 El Tor from Zambia showed new genotypes of ctxB

  • M. A. MARIN (a1) and A. C. P. VICENTE (a1)
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Author for correspondence: Dr A. C. P. Vicente, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (IOC)/FIOCRUZ, Av. Brasil, 4365, PO Box 926 CEP 21045-900, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Email: anapaulo@ioc.fiocruz.br)
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