Sumner SA, Turner EL, Thielman NM. Association between earthquake events and cholera outbreaks: a cross-country 15-year longitudinal analysis. Prehospital and disaster medicine. 2013 Dec;28(28). 567-72. PMID: 24168784 [PubMed]
Large earthquakes can cause population displacement, critical sanitation infrastructure damage, and increased threats to water resources, potentially predisposing populations to waterborne disease epidemics such as cholera. Problem The risk of cholera outbreaks after earthquake disasters remains uncertain. A cross-country analysis of World Health Organization (WHO) cholera data that would contribute to this discussion has yet to be published.