Getting serious about cholera.

  title={Getting serious about cholera.},
  author={David A. Sack and Richard Bradley Sack and Claire Lise Chaignat},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={355 7},
Deaths from cholera are again making news, this time in Angola. Drs. David Sack, Bradley Sack, and Claire-Lise Chaignat discuss whether there is hope for controlling cholera. 
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