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Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Re-emergence of Cholera in the World
Cholera-once considered to be an "old world" disease has been reemerging throuhgout the world within the last decade, from Bandladesh, Nigeria to Zimbabwe, cholera is become a problem for various corneres of the globe. After the rise of the cholera in Zimbabwe under the Mugabe regime and recently with the rapid rise of the disease in Port-au-Prince Haiti after the country's earthquake, the remergence of the disease has alowed many to question underlying factors that have contributed tosuch rising numbers. What cholera represents in relation to internal and external socio-economic and political strucutures is something that should be called into question.
Picture courtesy ITN
For more information check out CNN video on cholera in Port-au-Prince (Below)