Cholera causes an estimated 2.9 million infections and 95,000 deaths each year, primarily in Africa and Asia. Every case and every death from cholera are preventable with the knowledge and tools available today, placing the goal of ending the epidemic of cholera and improving the lives of millions of people within reach. CDC is working with partners to implement the Ending Cholera 2030external icon initiative. The goal of this initiative is to reduce cholera deaths by 90% and to help 20 countries stop disease spread by 2030. CDC is strategizing the best way to assist countries in combating this burdensome disease.
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