Three Confirmed Cases of Cholera confirmed by New York City Officials

“The first known cases of cholera in New York since the outbreak of the disease in Haiti last year were confirmed on Saturday by city officials.”

“While cholera can spread swiftly where sanitation is poor and clean drinking water is unavailable, the possibility of transmitting the disease in New York is considered low.The likelihood of person-to-person transmission is also low, as one would have to drink large amounts of water contaminated with Vibrio cholerae, the cholera-causing bacteria, to get sick.”

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Sources:
The New York Times
Picture: The Telegraph

Swati Patel, Vertices, Intern

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