Image of the Week: Cholera 1974

PHIL_2456_loresThis photograph was taken during a 1974 cholera research and nutrition survey amidst floodwaters around Bangladesh.

Cholera is caused by the Vibrio cholerae bacterium that lives among zooplankton in brackish waters, and in estuaries where rivers meet the sea. It infects humans through ingestion of such contaminated water.


Image and Caption Credit: CDC

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