The 7th Cholera Pandemic
The world is now fighting its seventh pandemic of Cholera, caused by a new strain of the Vibrio Cholerae bacterium, El Tor. This means we must take precautions not to bring the virus back to the UK. Cholera refers to an infection of the intestine caused by the bacteria found in contaminated drinking water, and food. Using data from the disease databases we focused on a virus that we felt needed a raise in awareness. Cholera was the 3rd most prevalent disease of the 178 that we studied.