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Saved by the spoonful: Oral rehydration therapy (ORT)

Mariam Abdulghani Michigan, United States   Nurses rehydrating a patient with cholera. 1992. CDC Public Health Image Library. In the early 1970s, the Bangladesh Liberation War caused a mass exodus of refugees from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) into West Bengal, India. Some ten million people found sanctuary in camps along the Indian-Pakistan border, where the […]