The most terrifying things about cholera is its lethal speed. A victim can consume contaminated food or water, come down with diarrhea a day later and, if untreated, be dead a day after that—having inadvertently spread the microorganism to friends, neighbors and family members in the meantime. Hence cholera’s reputation for tearing explosively through populations, mostly recently in Haiti beginning in 2010 and Yemen in 2016.
Two major challenges—one diagnostic, the other preventive—make it difficult to stop cholera epidemics: A simple field test can distinguish cholera from other forms of diarrhea, but only after symptoms have already appeared. And although existing vaccines can prevent the disease, they require two or three weeks to elicit protective immunity. Neither diagnosis nor vaccination is fast enough for public health workers racing to stop the first few cases of cholera from breaking out into an epidemic.
My intent with blogging is trying to communicate more effectively.
My therapist said I needed to make more friends, I do believe she meant in real life but suffice it to say that I am doing both. I am working on developing my communication skills through my writing and being involved and interactive in online communities. This may come easy to some of you, not so easy for me.
Please enjoy the stories, poems, photos and inspirations you find on my site. Feel free to reblog, in fact please do. Helpful comments are welcome! Still trying to learn how to get more traffic to my site and need to find more people to connect with myself.
Autism didn't define me, it freed me from thinking that there was something wrong with my brain. Instead now I understand why I think and function the way I do and have come to respect myself much more. Whether you have Autism or you are a Neurotypical, self respect is important. Define yourself, do not allow the world, others or your problems to define who you are.