A girl seriously affected with cholera Albert Gonzalez Farran/Getty Images

消灭霍乱路线图

日内瓦—“请问洗手间在哪?”每当我访问霍乱爆发地区,这常常是我问的第一个问题。更多时候,我获得的回答是“我们没有洗手间。哪里方便就在哪里解决。”

霍乱这个古老的病种,如今已经成为贫穷病。它本身不具有地理区别,但主要在卫生设施落后的脆弱社区传播。

携带霍乱弧菌的洪水进入到饮用水水源,然后被毫无戒心的旅行者传播,或进入用未处理过的污水进行灌溉的家庭,被摄入人体后栖息于小肠,引发严重腹泻和脱水

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