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Dhaka's cholera wars
 
The city of Dhaka is surrounded by water, but it is so polluted that very little of it is drinkable [Orlando de Guzman and Andrew Marshall]
That means the people of the Bangladeshi capital have to scramble daily for clean water [Orlando de Guzman and Andrew Marshall]
They are also regularly in danger of the silent killer that is cholera [Orlando de Guzman and Andrew Marshall]
There are outbreaks almost twice a year and it can strike in just hours. But it can also be successfully treated [Orlando de Guzman and Andrew Marshall]
The nurses and doctors of Dhaka Hospital are proving that a quick response can have remarkable results. Not only do they keep the death rates low through their specialist work, but the hospital and its partners are also pioneering water studies and ways to prevent the disease through vaccination [Orlando de Guzman and Andrew Marshall]
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Dhaka's cholera wars /mritems/Images/2011/7/26/201172612633176734_8.jpg;*;/mritems/Images/2011/7/26/20117261255893621_8.jpg;*;/mritems/Images/2011/7/26/20117261281834580_8.jpg;*;/mritems/Images/2011/7/26/20117261279395580_8.jpg;*;/mritems/Images/2011/7/26/20117261255166734_8.jpg The city of Dhaka is surrounded by water, but it is so polluted that very little of it is drinkable [Orlando de Guzman and Andrew Marshall];*;That means the people of the Bangladeshi capital have to scramble daily for clean water [Orlando de Guzman and Andrew Marshall];*;They are also regularly in danger of the silent killer that is cholera [Orlando de Guzman and Andrew Marshall];*;There are outbreaks almost twice a year and it can strike in just hours. But it can also be successfully treated [Orlando de Guzman and Andrew Marshall];*;The nurses and doctors of Dhaka Hospital are proving that a quick response can have remarkable results. Not only do they keep the death rates low through their specialist work, but the hospital and its partners are also pioneering water studies and ways to prevent the disease through vaccination [Orlando de Guzman and Andrew Marshall] 0
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