Cholera in Haiti Isn’t Just Bad News–It’s Not Going Away
October 14, 2016
(Wired) – The hurricane may have put cholera in the news again, but really, the disease never went away. In the six years since cholera seeped from a UN camp’s faulty plumbing, it has infected at least 800,000 Haitians and killed nearly 10,000. “There’s no doubt that the main route of transmission is contaminated drinking water that hasn’t been filtered or heated,” says Art Reingold, an epidemiologist at the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley.