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Nov 16, 2017

Nov 16, 2017

News Scan for Nov 16, 2017

Marburg outbreak winds down
Flu vax text alerts
Diphtheria in Latin America
Yemen health crisis
Avian flu in Brazil

Sep 13, 2016

Sep 13, 2016

News Scan for Sep 13, 2016

New norovirus strains
MDR pathogens in Syrian kids
Lassa fever in Nigeria
Cholera in Haiti
New C diff antibiotic

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.

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