By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The strain of cholera-causing bacteria currently circulating in Haiti likely originated somewhere in South Asia, according to a genome sequencing study appearing online last night in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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