Volume s1-26, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


After the epidemic of 1873, cholera ceased to be a problem in the United States. Occasional outbreaks occurred on ships arriving from epidemic areas, but the disease never gained further foothold here and perhaps never will except for some unforseen catastrophe. Cholera is still endemic and periodically epidemic in China, India and elsewhere in the orient, and will continue to be as long as there are poverty and overcrowding. During the early summer of 1945 cholera was an added threat to the military operations in progress in southern China.

In May, much earlier than usual, cholera broke out and soon reached alarming proportions in the overcrowded city of Chungking. In June 839 cases with 132 deaths were reported and in July 1250 cases with 220 deaths. By mid-July the epidemic reached its peak, declined gradually and was over by the end of August.


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