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New Insight Into Predicting Cholera Epidemics in the Bengal Delta
November 6, 2009
In Bangladesh, cholera epidemics occur twice a year. Scientists have tried, without much success, to determine the causes--and advance early detection and prevention efforts. Now, researchers from Tufts University have proposed a link between cholera and fluctuating water levels in the region's three principal rivers--the Ganges, Brahmaputra and Meghna.
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