Epidemics of cholera: Globally, cholera incidence has increased steadily since 2005 with cholera outbreaks affecting several continents. Cholera continues to pose a serious public health problem among developing world populations which have no access to adequate water and sanitation resources. In 2011, 32% of cases were reported from Africa whereas between 2001 and 2009, 93% to 98% of total cases worldwide were reported from that continent.
>60%of reported cholera cases in 2011 occurred in the Americas, mostly in HaitiNumber of reported cholera cases
80%of cholera cases can be treated using only Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS)WHO position paper on ORS to reduce mortality from cholera
783 millionpeople in the world do not use improved sources of drinking waterUse of improved drinking water sources