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  • 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
  • WHO Strengthens Laboratory Capacity During Cholera Outbreak in Tanzania
    As of May 16, 2015, a cholera outbreak was confirmed in the Kigoma region, on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, along the Tanzania border with Burundi. Cholera is endemic in the region, but due to a recent influx of thousands of Burundian refugees, overcrowding and poor ...More
    June 2, 2015 Posted in News
  • Study Reveals Intestinal Bacteria Succession During Recovery From Cholera in Bangladesh
    A new study delineates a sequential pattern of changes in the intestinal microbial population of patients recovering from cholera in Bangladesh, findings that may point to ways of speeding recovery from the dangerous diarrheal disease. The report also finds what appear to ...More
    May 20, 2015 Posted in News
  • An Italian Cemetery May Provide Clues on Cholera's Evolution
    A team of archaeologists and other researchers hope that an ancient graveyard in Italy can yield clues about the deadly bacterium that causes cholera. The researchers are excavating the graveyard surrounding the abandoned Badia Pozzeveri church in the Tuscany region of ...More
    February 16, 2015 Posted in News
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