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    Cholera is a condition that is spread by eating food and drinking water that is contaminated with human feces. Individuals who contract cholera mostly suffer from vomiting, severe diarrhea, and cramps. These people may even die from dehydration within short periods of a few hours or even days following the appearance of the first symptoms. Cholera epidemics began as early as 1830s killing several US citizens, particularly Ohioans. Cholera is believed to have arrived in the US in 1832 with European immigrants and businessmen who had traveled across Lake Erie. The people who lived in the Cleveland area were the first ones in Ohio to contract cholera. This disease was more virulent in the cities because these places had poor sanitation systems.…

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    and Preventing Cholera Outbreak Cholera is a bacterial, diarrheal disease particularly rampant in developing countries where water sanitation is lacking. The focus of this paper is primarily on cholera’s outbreak history and disastrous effects on populations. This paper also discusses varying solutions that have been implemented in numerous countries with a focus on vaccine use in Haiti, one of the poorest countries in the world with a turbulent history, versus long-term water safety solutions…

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    Problem: The Haitian Cholera Outbreak We have made many leaps and bounds towards a healthier future, mostly in part due to scientific research, immediate international cooperation, and the proper allocation of resources. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has tracked and confirmed the eradication of worldwide diseases such as smallpox. This also includes the reduction in prevalence for diseases such as measles through aggressive immunization campaigns. We have come to address the…

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    The Cholera Epidemics of the 19th century clearly revealed a crises over immigration, ethnicity, poverty and class. Many blamed the underprivileged and impoverished as the root cause and spread of the disease without taking note of (now) commonly understood biological and sanitary factors. Today modern science can reveal the microbiological cause of cholera, but during the antebellum period, the spread of disease was blamed mostly and unfairly on the presumed behavioral shortcomings of…

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    In order to determine how a patient contracted cholera, steps need to be taken to determine where they contracted it. Cholera is a bacteria called Vibrio cholera (Harris et al. 2008), which is found in water and food that has been contaminated with feces from an infected individual. The disease can be found in municipal water supplies, foods and drinks sold by street vendors, raw or uncooked fish or vegetables frown in water containing human feces (O’Neal et al. 2005). It is typically found in…

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    Alysha Katterheinrich Cholera Imagine having to drink dirty, brown, and bitter water. Unfortunately, many people in poor areas have no other choice. These people often get cholera. The virus Vibrio cholerae can spread very easily amongst people that live in poorer areas without clean water. In the history of cholera they knew the symptoms but had yet to learn how to treat it. Throughout history, cholera has caused many problems for mankind. Thankfully, some people, like John Snow, have…

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    The bad sanitation led to a very dirty city with diseases flourishing, along with a sewer system that was leaking into the drinking wells. John Snow is a physician/anesthesiologist who first makes the link between Cholera and drinking water after studying previous cases. Snow founds the epidemiology center for the city but struggles with medical technology not being very advanced at the time and only being able to look upon incorrect means of disease transmission. Cholera attacked all…

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    Health and Sanitation, Local Emergency? The health and safety of a countries citizens must be one of the highest priorities in any respectable country. Well apparently in our society, that is not quite the case. Over the past few years many diseases have made appearances all over the United Kingdom. Cholera and Typhoid have all featured in outbreaks over the past half decade. Furthermore, as peasant folk move from there lowly farms to the big cities, and populations increase, these diseases…

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    century, Haiti has sustained many disasters. However, some of the more recent disasters include: Hurricane Jeanne in 2004, fatal flooding in 2008, a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in 2010, a cholera outbreak in 2010, Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Hurricane Matthew in 2016, and a cholera outbreak in 2016. On September 16, 2004, Category 1 Hurricane Jeanne reached the Hispaniola Islands with wind speeds of eighty miles per hour, and killed thousands of citizens in Haiti as part of a series of deadly storms…

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    The Ghost Map, written by Steven Johnson, is a nonfiction book centered on a Vibrio cholera bacterium- also called cholera- outbreak in London in eighteen fifty-four. Tellingly enough, the central theme of The Ghost Map is Illness, Death, and the Unknown; with strong underlying themes of the Scientific Process and Urban Growth and Planning, along with weaker undertones of Class Prejudice. Setting up the rest of the book is the main purpose of the first chapter, introducing how unsanitary…

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