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      Cholera: a continuous epidemic in Africa.

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      The journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health

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          Abstract

          Cholera continues to plague many parts of the world, but has largely been concentrated in Africa, which contributes more than 80% of the total cases worldwide. Natural disasters, like the 2000 floods in Mozambique and the volcanic eruption in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2002, generally lead to new outbreaks of the disease. The refugee problem in many countries throughout the world also causes potential threats for disease outbreaks. Case fatality rates are high, and we are not anywhere near curbing new cholera epidemics, especially in Africa. It is thus imperative to renew discussions about the nature of this deadly disease, its treatment, measures for prevention and control, modes of transmission, its physical, social and economic impact, and potential solutions.

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          Journal
          J R Soc Promot Health
          The journal of the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health
          1466-4240
          1466-4240
          Jun 2002
          : 122
          : 2
          Affiliations
          [1 ] BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, 801 Pine Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402-2555, USA.
          Article
          10.1177/146642400212200209
          12134774
          8ed08581-20fe-41ea-a1b4-de0178bcb979
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