Tag Archives Cholera

Source: Associated Press Dominican physicians report that cholera has been reported in 28 of the country’s 32 provinces, and the number of new cases has risen about 50% over the last two weeks, according to the Dominican Health ministry. Since the outbreak began in November, there have been over a thousand cases and fourteen deaths, and there are fears that…

The current wave of cholera outbreaks affecting Central Africa started a few months ago. As of  October 3rd, 40,468 cases and 1,879 deaths have been reported in four countries (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria). Seasonal factors, such as the flooding brought on by the rainy season, as well as poor hygiene conditions and population movements in the area contribute to…

On the quiet London street corner of Broadwick and Lexington stands the John Snow pub with a commemorative plaque honoring the medical detective work of Mr. Snow, who identified the Broad Street water pump as being responsible for an outbreak of cholera that ravaged thousands in 1855. Today, all patrons of the John Snow can enjoy a pint of local…

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