Researchers Map the Burden of Cholera in Sub-Saharan Africa

In an effort to help the World Health Organization (WHO) reach its goal of reducing cholera deaths by 90 percent over the next decade, researchers have mapped the burden of the disease in sub-Saharan Africa.

Similar reports often aggregate cases of disease, but do not identify high-incidence areas within the country. Researchers mapped the disease in order to enable targeted application of cholera elimination strategies to high-incidence areas for immediate and effective control. The study was published in The Lancet.

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March 6, 2018

Global AffairsHealth and SocietyScience and TechnologyBiological SciencesCollege of Arts and LettersCollege of ScienceDiseaseEck Institute for Global HealthSean Moore