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    Posted on: January 19, 2017 - Journal articles

    Adapting to the global shortage of cholera vaccines: targeted single dose cholera vaccine in response to an outbreak in South Sudan


    Article published in The Lancet on 19-January-2017 by Parker, Lucy A. et al.  ABSTRACT Shortages of vaccines for epidemic diseases, such as cholera, meningitis, and yellow fever, have become common over the past decade, hampering efforts to control ...

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    Posted on: January 1, 2017 - Journal articles

    Oral Cholera Vaccine Coverage during an Outbreak and Humanitarian Crisis, Iraq, 2015


    Article published in Emerging Infectious Diseases in January 2017 by Lam, Eugene et al.  ABSTRACT During November–December  2015, as part of the  2015 cholera outbreak response in Iraq, the  Iraqi  Ministry  of  Health  targeted ≈ 255,000 displaced  ...

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    Posted on: October 31, 2016 - Journal articles

    Evaluation of Knowledge and Practices Regarding Cholera, Water Treatment, Hygiene, and Sanitation before and after an Oral Cholera Vaccination Campaign—Haiti, 2013–2014


    Article published in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene on 31-October-2016 by Childs, Lana. et al.  ABSTRACT In 2013, the Government of Haiti implemented its first oral cholera vaccine (OCV) campaign in Petite Anse, an urban setting, ...

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    Posted on: June 21, 2016 - Journal articles

    A retrospective analysis of oral cholera vaccine use, disease severity and deaths during an outbreak in South Sudan


    Article published in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization on 21-June-2016 by Latorre-Arteaga, S. et al.  ABSTRACT Objective: To describe the adaptation and scaling-up of an intervention to improve the visual health of children in Apurimac region, ...

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    Posted on: May 18, 2016 - Journal articles

    Natural Cholera Infection–Derived Immunity in an Endemic Setting


    Article published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases on 15-September-2014 by Ali M. et al. ABSTRACT Background: Live oral cholera vaccines may protect against cholera in a manner similar to natural cholera infections. However, information on which to ...

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    Posted on: May 18, 2016 - Journal articles

    Population-Level Effect of Cholera Vaccine on Displaced Populations, South Sudan, 2014


    Article published in Emerging Infectious Diseases in June-2016 by Azman AS et al.  ABSTRACT Following mass population displacements in South Sudan, preventive cholera vaccination campaigns were conducted in displaced persons camps before a 2014 cholera ...

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    Posted on: November 17, 2015 - Journal articles

    The First Use of the Global Oral Cholera Vaccine Emergency Stockpile: Lessons from South Sudan


    Article published in PLOS Medicine on 17-November-2015 by Abdinasir A. et al. SUMMARY POINTS A global oral cholera vaccine (OCV) stockpile was established in 2013 to improve rapid access to the vaccine in outbreaks and emergencies in which cholera risk is ...

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    Posted on: October 1, 2015 - Journal articles

    Feasibility and effectiveness of oral cholera vaccine in an urban endemic setting in Bangladesh: a cluster randomised open-label trial


    Article published by The Lancet in October-2015 by Qadri F. et al. ABSTRACT Background: Cholera is endemic in Bangladesh with epidemics occurring each year. The decision to use a cheap oral killed whole-cell cholera vaccine to control the disease depends ...

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    Posted on: February 11, 2015 - Journal articles

    Oral Cholera Vaccine Development and Use in Vietnam


    Published in PLOS Medicine, September 2014, Volume 11, Issue 9, Anh DD et al The emergence of cholera in Haiti highlighted the difficulties in containing cholera outbreaks with only safe water, sanitation, hygiene, and appropriate case management. In less ...

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    Posted on: August 5, 2014

    OCV campaign in Guinea shows vaccination can be done- even during an outbreak


    Denise DeRoeck Independent Consultant Read more about Denise DeRoeck Ever since the first oral cholera vaccines (OCVs) appeared on the global market in 1991, many in the international health community have been skeptical about its use to control an ...

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