NPR Examines Challenges To Cholera Treatment, Prevention In Haiti, Other Areas

NPR: Cholera 101: Why An Ancient Disease Keeps On Haunting Us
“…The water-borne disease has been around for centuries, and it remains a global health risk. According to the World Health Organization there are roughly three million cases a year and 90,000 deaths. The worst epidemic is now in Haiti, linked to cholera brought by U.N. peacekeepers and surging anew in parts of the country hard hit last month by Hurricane Matthew. There’s another outbreak flaring in South Sudan. In countries that have long been grappling with cholera, such as Bangladesh, India, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, tens of thousands of people are sickened every year…” (Beaubien, 11/4).

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