Environmental health conditions and cholera vulnerability in Latin America and the Caribbean.

@article{Witt1991EnvironmentalHC,
  title={Environmental health conditions and cholera vulnerability in Latin America and the Caribbean.},
  author={V M Witt and Frank Norbert Michel Emile Reiff},
  journal={Journal of public health policy},
  year={1991},
  volume={12 4},
  pages={450-63}
}
Epidemic cholera reached South America in January 1991 and later spread to Central America and the United States. It afflicted 312,000 people and claimed 3200 lives. Since cholera had not been in Latin America for almost 70 years, health authorities allowed environmental health barriers to cholera collapse. For example, the Governments of the Region agreed in 1961 to abide by the Charter of Punta del Este to provide water and sewerage to 70% of the urban population and 50% f the rural… CONTINUE READING