Friday, October 22, 2010

New Cholera Outbreak Reported

Cholera strikes again, this time in Haiti. Of all the waterborne diseases cholera is probably the most dangerous and can prove fatal if medical attention is not obtained within a very short time of the symptoms emerging.  A new review by João P. S. Cabral entitled Water Microbiology: Bacterial Pathogens and Water has just been published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (2010, 7, 3657-3703) and looks at the disease in detail.  The last reported outbreak of the disease in Haiti was in 1960.

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