John Snow and the 1854 Cholera Outbreak

In August 1854, Soho in London was struck with a severe cholera outbreak. Cholera is a gastrointestinal infection caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae. It is still prevalent in areas with inadequate sanitation and poor food and water hygiene and remains a major global public health problem today. The classic symptoms of cholera are sudden … Continue reading John Snow and the 1854 Cholera Outbreak