Inequities: Cholera

From Worldmapper.org:

Distortions in territory size reflect the number of cholera deaths

Distortions in territory size reflect the number of cholera deaths

Cholera is an preventable and treatable infection, transmitted in areas of poor sanitation and no access to clean water.  70% of all cholera cases in 2004 occured in Southeastern Africa, Northern Africa, and Central Africa.  Treatment of the potentially fatal dirrahea resulting from cholera is simple, typically only requiring oral rehydration therapy – an easy, effective, and inexpensive solution of sugars and salts.

From the Worldmapper explanation:

In 1962, in Papua New Guinea, 36% of cholera cases, which was 464 people, died. In 2004, in the Central African Republic, 15% of cholera cases, which was 48 people, died.

In contrast, there were 73 territories where nobody died from cholera, because of good sanitation, clean water and available treatment.

Nobody should ever die from cholera.

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