Tag: Cholera

Asia is the cradle of almost every cholera epidemic, genome studies show


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By Kai Kupferschmidt In perhaps the most famous example of shoe-leather epidemiology, U.K. physician John Snow mapped cholera cases in London in 1854 to pinpoint a water pump on Broad Street as the likely source of a deadly outbreak. Removing the pump handle helped stop its spread. Now, scientists […]

Alert! Kenya: Cholera Outbreak – 2015 – 2016


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On 3 February 2015, the Director of Medical Services in Kenya issued a cholera outbreak alert following an increase in cases of Acute Watery Diarrhea (AWD) in several counties in the country. (IFRC, 23 May 2015) A cholera outbreak has affected 21 out of 47 counties since December […]