One of our nation’s greatest public health achievements of the 20th century was drinking water disinfection, which was key in eliminating cholera and typhoid as leading disease killers in the US. Waterborne diseases worldwide remain a significant problem. What waterborne diseases still bedevil us, and what is to be done?
Drinking cholera, culture wars, let's put a hydra in a blender and see what we get [spoiler alert: no organisms are harmed], the science of gerrymandering.
Four people have cholera in British Columbia – something that's never happened before in that area – creating quite a mystery as to how this could have happened.
Yemen is in the midst of an unprecedented cholera outbreak. But what makes Vibrio cholerae so efficient, giving it the ability to "set up" infection in hundreds of thousands of people in one area? Here's what we know.
Yemen's cholera outbreak is hitting epic proportions, with over 100,000 cases currently reported. And with more than 14 million people lacking access to clean water and sanitation, the beleaguered country is at the beginning of what some are predicting to be a complete collapse.