The world, as mapped by frequency of cholera cases


6 Responses to “The world, as mapped by frequency of cholera cases”

  1. wnoise says:

    I had assumed it was spelled Clostridium defecile, because it makes you defecate.    Glad I won’t make that mistake again.

  2. awjt says:

    John Snow’s cold, dead heart just skipped a beat at that awesome Cholera map.

  3. gwailo_joe says:

    The appendix usually is removed because it gets all swole up…

    and on this map poor Africa looks somewhat like a half-necrotized human heart.

    Damn.  Can the Dark Continent get a break? 

  4. phuzz says:

    After my appendix tried to kill me, I’m pretty glad it’s not in there anymore.
    Mind you, by the time they got it out it was perforated AND gangrenous :)
    Remember, if you have a really bad stomach, and get a pain in the lower right of your belly (as you look at it), then go see a doctor. 
    Waiting a day or so ‘because it’s probably nothing’ is a rubbish idea.  Trust me on this.

    • SamSam says:

      Hey, mine was perforated and gangrenous too! Can I try to one-up you by saying I had salmonella and typhoid fever at the same time?

      The village doctor in Tuscany where I was staying told me to wait a few days because it was nothing….

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