Monday, June 15, 2009

Cholera Still a Risk

The worst cholera crisis in Zimbabwe is finally seeing significant improvement. Unfortunately, however, the upcoming rainy season poses a major threat to the eradication of the disease. Since cholera is a water-borne illness, the first rains might create problems when it causes contaminated water to flow towards the open sources where people go to drink. Hopefully, this year's $22 million grant from the World Bank will help the country in its struggle against the failing economy and cholera.