(CIDRAP News) – United Nations (UN) officials yesterday launched a new initiative to eliminate cholera from Haiti and the Dominican Republic, using short-term measures such as targeted vaccine use and more permanent ones such as ensuring a clean drinking water supply.
(CIDRAP News) – Two medical aid groups in cholera-stricken Haiti are planning a pilot campaign to administer a cholera vaccine to about 1% of the population, but some public health experts are questioning whether the effort is the most cost-effective way to fight the disease, according to press reports.
(CIDRAP News) The first cases in Haiti's cholera outbreak were confirmed nearly a year ago, and public health lessons from the experience and scientific clues about the Vibrio cholerae strain continue to emerge, including new details from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its research partners.
(CIDRAP News) A whole-genome sequencing study of Haiti's cholera outbreak strain has produced strong evidence that United Nations peacekeepers from Nepal brought the disease into the country, according to a study published yesterday.
(CIDRAP News) An epidemiologic study by French researchers of the initial days of Haiti's cholera outbreak builds a stronger argument linking the importation of the bacteria to the arrival of United Nations (UN) peacekeepers from Nepal than a recent report from the UN's independent experts did.