Global Warming Tied To Cholera Threat

As cholera outbreaks hit Nigeria, Chad, Haiti, and the Ukraine, a new report finds that increases in temperature and rainfall associated with global warming precipitate cholera risk. “We found that when temperature goes up by 1 degree Celsius, there is a chance of cholera cases doubling in four months’ time and if rainfall goes up by 200 millimeters, then in two months’ time, cholera cases will go up by 1.6 fold,” Mohammad Ali, a senior scientist at the International Vaccine Institute told Reuters.

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