Groups of Nomads attend Oxfam's hygiene training sessions. Credit: Irina Fuhrmann/ Intermón Oxfam

Blog: Fighting a nomadic cholera in Chad

Cholera and human overcrowding are two concepts which seem to be intimately linked: urban enclaves, refugee camps and temporary emergency settlements are fertile ground for the spread of the epidemic. However in Chad, cholera is also transmitted in far more isolated circumstances, incubating in the bodies of the nomads who travel from one region to another. In this context, the unhygienic conditions, the poor quality of water and the lack of understanding about transmission of the disease make controlling the epidemic an enormously difficult task.

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