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Cholera

PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:09 am
by bimjim
1817-23: First global cholera pandemic. This highly virulent outbreak spread from India across all of Asia.

1829-51: Second cholera pandemic. Spread from Bengal, India to Europe, Japan and the United States. 33,000 deaths were recorded in one 24-hour period in Cairo and Alexander alone.

1852-59: Third cholera pandemic. Multiple sporadic eruptions of the disease killed thousands across the world.

1863-79: Fourth cholera pandemic.

In 1854 Barbados experienced an outbreak of Cholera, an infestious disease that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. Cholera was spread throughout the island by unsanitary water. John Castello Montefiore, a plantation owner and merchant, was one of the first persons to die from the disease during this outbreak. As a result his son erected a drinking fountain called The Montefiore Fountain at The Montefiore Gardens.

1881-96: Fifth cholera pandemic.

1899-1923: Sixth cholera pandemic.