News & Perspective

Mar 20, 2014

Mar 20, 2014

News Scan for Mar 20, 2014

Avian flu in Iceland's birds
USDA meat inspectors
Promising disease trends in Africa
Antibiotic resistance in kids
Measles-free nations

Jan 26, 2011

Jan 26, 2011

Studies support reactive cholera vaccination

(CIDRAP News) – Against the backdrop of the ongoing cholera epidemic in Haiti, two studies released yesterday suggest that cholera vaccination campaigns launched in response to outbreaks can be worthwhile.

In a small case-control study conducted during an outbreak in Vietnam in 2008, vaccination was found to be 76% effective, according to one of the two reports published by PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases.