A Review of Perception and Myth on Causes of Cholera Infection in Endemic Areas of Nigeria

Source
African Journal of Microbiology Research

This review offers insight into the opinions and myths surrounding the real causes of cholera diseases. 

Some of these are that magical/religious factors, witchcraft, eating soil, the will of a deity, and evil air in the community for cholera outbreaks. These perceptions hinder acceptance and accessibility to launch effective operational responses to cholera outbreaks, and lead to delay in providing intervention and treatment.

This paper suggests an urgent need for more research into cultural beliefs surrounding cholera and other infectious diseases.