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Friday, May 12, 2017

Resurgence of cholera linked to iced tea, unboiled water consumption.

Resurgence of cholera linked to iced tea, unboiled water consumption.The chances of infection from cholera were heightened for people in Ben Tre, southern Vietnam, when they drank iced tea or did not always boil their drinking water according to a study published in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Two of 25 river water samples and one of six wastewater samples from the area tested by researchers were contaminated with Vibro cholerae O1 Ogawa carrying cxtA. Prior to implementation of control measures, Vietnam suffered a disproportionate burden of cholera.more