Several of them said, yes, they drank water from a river known to be contaminated with the cholera-causing bacteria. And, no, they don’t always have money to buy bottled water.
“We know there may be cholera in there, but sometimes it is all we have to drink,” said Alienne Cilencrieux, 24. “If we have Clorox, we pour some in and drink it. It tastes bad. Or we dig in the ground until we find water and drink that.”
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