Africa, Pakistan Fighting Cholera Epidemic Too, Source In Haiti Under Investigation

- By Bossip Staff

While the world’s eyes have been on Haiti’s growing cholera outbreak, the U.N. reported this week that 1,500 people in Nigeria have lost their lives to the illness, with three other African nations fighting the same thing.

But according to the World Health Organization, cholera is not as rare around the world as it may seem to us in the U.S.

As of this month, four African nations – Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger – have reported more than 40,000 cases of cholera and more than 2,000 deaths. And Pakistan, a country that is still suffering from the effects of horrific floods, also is reporting 100+ cases of cholera since last month.
Why so many outbreaks? Experts say it all depends on the conditions. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are an estimated 3 to 5 million reported cholera cases and 100,000 to 120,000 deaths due to cholera every year.

Cholera is caused by unsanitary conditions that pollute the water. In all of the outbreaks mentioned, unclean water is the suspected factor. There are two ways cholera (Vibrio cholerae) usually gets into water or food: Through contaminated feces or naturally.

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  • Sabrina The Teenage Bytch

    What a coincidence, people of color are suffering from this cholera outbreak meanwhile whites remain safe from harm as always.

    I hate to sound like a conspiracy theorist but people of color are getting exterminated by white people.

    There I said it, if anyone doesn’t like it too bad. Truth hurts, black people better wake up.

    • LMAO

      PLEASE SPEAK THE TRUTH .DONT HATE NOR DISMISS WHAT YOU FEEL IS THE TRUTH.THIS UNDERCOVER BS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR EVER.WAKE UP PEOPLE.ITS IN THE FOOD AND WATER TOO.THEIR TRING TO KILL OUT THE BLACK RACE IN ITS WHOLE.LOOK AROUNG YOU.LOOK AT THE MEDIA.ITS ALL IN THE OPEN….NOW WHAT???

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  • http://Google Safe

    It does seem like a conspiracy to murk ppl of color but in the states they couldnt affect us without harming the white population also. so as long as we live here we are safe until they can create viruses that only target one race.

    • my two cents...

      @ Safe-

      one is not as safe as they one would like to think. it is no accident that the hiv infection rate among black women is what it is…bearing in mind that the hiv virus is man-made…not as safe at all; those deemed”useless eaters” or “breeders” of the “useless surplus population”, are targeted WORLD WIDE.

  • AsonUnique

    Mos Def the recessives AKA white people wanna wipe all us out (blacks) they think this world is theirs! But the gods are coming back (Every Black Person on earth who is living or who has lived at one time is god)

  • Panther

    What’s really happenening over there?Why don’t they have basics plumbing,healthcare,food ect… are they refusing health care? or are they just not getting it? this is really heartbreaking.I wonder can the average person do something?I guess we can start In America first because certain diseases are killing us here too.

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