The Unconscionable Tragedy of Cholera in Africa

On March 12, 2009, in Africa, cholera, history, by Karen Grepin

There is a wonderful overview of the history and current outbreaks of Cholera in Africa in this week’s NEJM by Eric Mintz and Richard Guerrant. They write:

“…[Cholera] is the bellwether of many less dramatic but equally fatal or disabling diseases that flourish in filth and a litmus test of our willingness to tolerate flagrant violations of the human right to clean water and sanitation.”

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