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  • Scientists Use Cellphone Data to Study the Spread of Cholera
    While cholera has hardly changed over the past centuries, the tools used to study it have not ceased to evolve. Using mobile phone records of 150,000 users, an EPFL-led study has shown to what extent human mobility patterns contributed to the spread of a cholera epidemic in ...More
    3 days ago Posted in News
  • Crab Shell Signaling Helps Control the Many Faces of Cholera, Study Shows
    In humans, cholera is among the world’s most deadly diseases, killing as many as 140,000 persons a year, according to World Health Organization statistics. But in aquatic environments far away from humans, the same bacterium attacks neighboring microbes with a toxic ...More
    April 7, 2016 Posted in News
  • Cholera-like Disease is 'Piggybacking' on El Nino to Reach New Shores
    New research just published has highlighted how El Niño could be transporting and spreading waterborne diseases like cholera thousands of miles, across oceans, with significant impacts for public health. The study, published in the journal Nature Microbiology from a ...More
    March 1, 2016 Posted in News
  • Cholera Vaccine Supply Set to Double, Easing Global Shortage
    The global supply of oral cholera vaccines (OCV) is set to double after the World Health Organization (WHO) approved a third producer, helping to address global shortages and expand access in more countries. Globally, OCV production is low, with demands currently exceeding ...More
    January 8, 2016 Posted in News
  • WHO Mobilizes 510,000 Doses of Oral Cholera Vaccine to Help Control Outbreak in Iraq
    An estimated 250,000 displaced persons will be targeted during the oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaign to help control cholera outbreak in Iraq. The World Health Organization (WHO) has mobilized 510,000 doses of OCV, and the two-dose campaign is part of a strategy to ...More
    November 2, 2015 Posted in News
  • Vaccination Teams Work to Keep Iraq Polio Free and Combat the Spread of Cholera
    A nationwide campaign to vaccinate 5.8 million children in Iraq against polio was concluded on Oct. 11, 2015 after a two-day extension recommended by the Ministry of Health to achieve maximum vaccination coverage. This effort to ensure that Iraq remains polio free also ...More
    October 13, 2015 Posted in News
  • Cholera Outbreak Continues in Iraq
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has received notification from the National IHR Focal Point of Iraq of additional laboratory-confirmed cases of cholera. As of Oct. 8, 2015, a total of 1,263 laboratory-confirmed cases of Vibrio cholerae 01 Inaba were reported. These ...More
    October 13, 2015 Posted in News
  • Less May Be More in Slowing Cholera Epidemics
    An oral cholera vaccine that is in short supply could treat more people and save more lives in crisis situations, if one dose were dispensed instead of the recommended two, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health research suggests. More than 1.5 billion people ...More
    August 26, 2015 Posted in News
  • Progress Being Made to Protect Children and At-Risk Populations Against Cholera in South Sudan
    The World Health Organization (WHO) and partners are battling South Sudan’s on-going cholera outbreak, providing thousands of people with life-saving treatment that is helping bring down the number of cases. Cholera cases have been declining since July 20, 2015 but ...More
    August 18, 2015 Posted in News
  • Global Cholera Risks are High but Disease Can be Controlled
    From Tanzania to South Sudan, and Nepal to Yemen, cholera – and the threat of a cholera outbreak – is a major public health concern for governments and the international health community. Use of oral cholera vaccines (OCV) is proving to be an efficient tool to ...More
    July 6, 2015 Posted in News
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