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Every year cholera affects thousands of people. Vibrio cholerae, the agent which causes cholera, thrives in brackish waters of estuaries as well as in coastal seawaters, and even freshwater in rivers, canals, ponds, or lakes, if saline levels are compensated by warmth and organic nutrients. This is a picture from a swamp in Lukanga which is a major wetland in the Central Province of Zambia in Africa. Cholera continues to thrive in this region.

Oral Cholera Vaccines reduce the chances of getting infected with cholera. Taking the OCV can protect you from getting sick from cholera. The Oral Cholera Vaccine Campaign is part of the efforts to control cholera in your community, and is complementary to reinforcing access to safe water and sanitation. 

List of StopCholera.Org Blogs

  1. “Why is this outbreak different from others?” An Interview with Waqo Boru, Epidemiologist, Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program, Ministry of Health Kenya (March 5, 2019) (Author: Brittany Goetsch, MA, MPH)
  2. Knowledge is power, knowledge is strength” An interview with Francis Ongole, Senior Laboratory Technologist/Microbiologist at the Uganda National Health Laboratory Services (February 12, 2019) (Author: Brittany Goetsch, MA, MPH)
  3. “How can I protect people from suffering?” An Interview with John Mwaba, Research Fellow at the Center for Infectious Disease Research in Zambia (CIDRZ) (December 12, 2018) (Author: Brittany Goetsch, MA, MPH)
  4. Not a safe drop to drink (October 4, 2017) (Author: Stephanie Desmon)
  5. Single Dose Killed OCV: When Sometimes Less is More (May 4, 2018) (Author: Jacqueline Deen, MD)
  6. Stop the Guessing: Fighting Cholera through Better Formative Research (December 12, 2017) (Author: Tom Davis, MPH)
  7. Stop Yelling: Using Neighbors to Mobilize Communities to Stop Cholera (December, 2017) (Author: Tom Davis, MPH)
  8. In cholera outbreaks, a single vaccine dose can work as well as the standard two (December 19, 2016)
  9. Haiti Launches Largest-Ever Cholera Vaccination CampaignHaiti Launches Largest-Ever Cholera Vaccination Campaign (November 8, 2016) (Jason Beaubien)
  10. Shrinking the Cholera Map (November 1, 2016) (Author: David Sack)
  11. Cholera 101: Why An Ancient Disease Keeps On Haunting Us (November 4, 2016)
  12. The Incomplete Report (October 4, 2017) (Author: Jacqueline Deen, MD)
  13. Oral Cholera Vaccine Recommendations through the Years (October 4, 2017) (Author: Anna Lena Lopez, MD)
  14. Is there a time and place for ring vaccination for oral cholera vaccine? (October 7, 2016) (Author: Anne Ballard, MPH)
  15. A New Toolkit to Help Stop Cholera (April 27, 2016) (Author: David Sack)
  16. An Introduction to the Manual for OCV Campaigns: What you can expect to find (March 28, 2016) (Author: David Sack)
  17. One Dose at a Time: Advancing Oral Cholera Vaccine Use Globally (March 9, 2016) (Author: Anuj Bhattachan, MD)
  18. Improving Cholera Surveillance in Low Resource Settings with an Enriched Dipstick Assay (March 1, 2016) (Author: Amanda K. Debes)
  19. Implications And Future Research Regarding Oral Cholera Vaccine At Elevated Temperatures (May 3, 2016) (Author: Francisco Luquero, MD, PhD; Anne Ballard, MPH)
  20. DOVE Stop Cholera: A Look at the Past Year. (November 6, 2015) (Author: David Sack)
  21. Introducing a Scenario Approach for Deciding If and How to Use Oral Cholera Vaccine (November 19, 2015) (Author: David Sack)
  22. Understanding Cholera in Nepal (September 9, 2014) (Author: Alfred Pach, PhD; Anuj Bhattachan, MD)
  23. First Publication of the StopCholera Toolkit (September 10, 2015) (Author: David Sack)
  24. One or two doses of oral cholera vaccine: What are the options? (August 26, 2015) (Author: David Sack)
  25. Revisiting the Broad Street Pump in Cameroon (June 1, 2015) (Author: David Sack)
  26. Assessing the risk of cholera in Nepal following the earthquake (May 22, 2015) (Author: David Sack)
  27. Efficient Cholera Surveillance Saves Lives (May 1, 2015) (Author: David Sack)
  28. Cholera is not convenient, but technologies to control it should be (March 13, 2015) (Author: David Sack)
  29. OCV campaign in Guinea shows vaccination can be done - even during an outbreak (August 5, 2014) (Author: Denise De Rock)
  30. Where do we stand on eliminating cholera from the globe? (July 8, 2014) (Author: Mohammad Ali)
  31. A diarrheal disease by any other name…(May 28, 2014) (Author: Jacqueline Deen, MD)

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