• No one knows. Acute arsenic poising only looks similar to cholera on the outside. Even in the modern day, though, the water treatment in SPB is such that drinking tap water can make a person very sick. There is little evidence it was arsenic poisoning and maybe unconvincing evidence that it was actually cholera. Both guesses could be wrong.

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