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The World in Medicine
March 16, 2011

Cholera Vaccination

JAMA. 2011;305(11):1085. doi:10.1001/jama.2011.295

Oral cholera vaccination can help control cholera spread after an outbreak has begun, 2 new studies report.

Using existing data from a number of recent cholera outbreaks to simulate the number of cholera cases preventable by mass vaccination once an outbreak has occurred, researchers from the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) in Seoul, Korea, and other international institutions found that even a delayed response to vaccinate could be beneficial. (Reyburn R et al. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011;5[1]:e952).

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