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Cholera Epidemic

webmaster - 4-6-2012 at 11:26 AM

  1. Objectives: Further inform ourselves about the disease that inflicted the emigrating Wends during trip to Texas, via professionally-made movie highlighting the cholera epidemic in England and the work of Dr. John Snow.
  2. Project manager: Weldon Mersiovsky
  3. Participants: Weldon Mersiovsky, Isaac Ergas
  4. Cost:
  5. Status: Waiting for video
  6. Who has materials: Isaac Ergas
  7. What is needed: News of release, funding

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WanderingWend - 5-1-2012 at 01:54 PM

In case it has not been brought up yet, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has excellent information on Cholera: http://www.cdc.gov/cholera/index.html

Also, as sad as it is a coincidence, 1854 saw not only the emigration of Wends to Texas but also the first time the dreaded cholera was accurately located through a contaminated water source in the Broad Street public water pump thanks to the efforts of Dr. John Snow.

Further information can be found here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1854_Broad_Street_cholera_outbreak

Hope it helps!