Wednesday, November 17, 2010

First Dengue Fever, Now Cholera

South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports on the first case of cholera found in Florida:
A Naples-area woman has been confirmed as the first Floridian to contract cholera after visiting Haiti, and other potential cases in other areas also are being tested, state health officials said Wednesday.

But Department of Health doctors said the woman's infection poses virtually no risk to the public in Florida because U.S. sewer and water systems eliminate the bacteria from drinking water, which is primarily how it spreads.
Last week we learned that dengue fever had moved north from the keys to Miami. Now, cholera is coming to town.

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