Cholera pp 329-349 | Cite as

Prevention and Control of Cholera

  • Dhiman Barua
  • Michael H. Merson
Part of the Current Topics in Infectious Disease book series (CTID)


Chapter 1, on the history of the disease, concluded that the quirks of cholera are likely to continue to cause concern and despair as this pestiferous disease continues to menace much of the developing world, where at least 65% of the world’s population lives. Since 1991 Latin America has been affected and North America may be at risk. The word “cholera” still provokes considerable fear because, although measures exist for its prevention, control, and treatment, they are not available where they are most needed. Platitude or not, cholera continues to harass the developing world because of the underlying social and economic predicaments.


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