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Apr 28, 2017

Apr 28, 2017
polio vaccine supplies

WHO vaccine advisors weigh in on polio, cholera, Ebola, diphtheria

Experts made more recommendations about fractional IPV dosing and also discussed issued related to cholera, Ebola, and diphtheria.

Oct 28, 2016

Oct 28, 2016
Hurricane Matthew devestation in Haiti

Worsening cholera in Haiti, Yemen prompts stepped-up response

The WHO announces a vaccine campaign in Haiti and $1 million in funding for Yemen.

Jun 13, 2016

Jun 13, 2016
Vibrio cholerae

Single-dose oral cholera vaccine is first to get US approval

FDA approval means a cholera vaccine is available to US travelers for the first time.

Dec 03, 2015

Dec 03, 2015
Family food market

WHO says kids bear heavy foodborne illness burden

Regions vary by disease impact and type of threat, with Africa and Southeast Asia bearing large burdens.

Nov 17, 2015

Nov 17, 2015
Fog and flood

WHO says health impacts of climate change overlooked

Earlier this week, a leading expert voiced similar concerns, noting that the WHO hadn't made its voice heard.

Feb 19, 2015

Feb 19, 2015
Officials testing water for cholera in Haiti

Cholera still issue despite Haiti's public health progress

To prevent cholera, chlorination programs have been launched in 107 of 500 rural water systems in Haiti.

May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014
Cholera bacteria

Study: Cholera vaccine worked well during outbreak

Study finds 87% vaccine effectiveness, as Haiti reports a 75% drop in cases over this time last year.

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