Around the world every year, there are an estimated 2.9 million reported cases of cholera.
That staggering statistic happens despite constant work to reduce cholera cases. Officials continue to try and improve drinking water and sanitation in developing countries. But, the disease still causes over 100,000 deaths every year, according to Eureka Alert.
As another step in the fight against cholera, the WHO created a Global Task Force for Cholera Control. The organization then set a goal to eliminate cholera as a public health threat by 2030.
One crucial part of this plan is better information on active cholera cases. We need to be able to keep track of cases as accurately as possible.