Where is it found? 


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The cholera bacterium is usually found in water or food sources that have been contaminated by feces from a person infected with cholera. Cholera is most likely to be found and spread in places with inadequate water treatment, poor sanitation, and inadequate hygiene. The cholera bacterium may also live in the environment in brackish rivers and coastal waters.

2018 Outbreaks:
October - Zimbabwe, Niger
September - Algeria
June - Cameroon
March - Somalia, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
February - Mozambique
January - United Republic of Tanzania

Previous Outbreaks:
2017 - Kenya, Zambia
2015 - Iraq
2014 - South Sudan
2013 - Mexico
2012 - Sierra Leone
2010 - Haiti

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