CHOLERA : CURSE OF THE NINETEENTH
New York : Benchmark Books,
IL 3-6, RL 7.5
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worst epidemic of cholera occurred in the 19th century. There was
no cure and no one understood what caused the illness. What they
found was that conditions in the nineteenth century were ripe for the spread
of this little bacteria. It thrives in polluted water sources and
sewer systems. Crowded, filthy dwellings filled with downtrodden
people are a perfect breeding ground for cholera. At it's height,
it killed hundreds of thousands in less than three years.
Cholera -- History.
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