Africa, Sub-Saharan

Feasibility of mass vaccination campaign with oral cholera vaccines in response to an outbreak in Guinea

Article published in PLoS Medicine on 10-Sep-2013 by Ciglenecki, I. et al.

Iza Ciglenecki and colleagues from Medecins sans Frontieres report their experience of undertaking a mass vaccination campaign with oral cholera vaccines in response to an outbreak in Guinea. The authors provide the following summary points:

Effectiveness of an oral cholera vaccine in Zanzibar: Findings from a mass vaccination campaign and observational cohort study

Article published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases on 4-Sep-2012 by Khatib, A. M. et al.

BACKGROUND: Zanzibar, in east Africa, has been severely and repeatedly affected by cholera since 1978. We assessed the effectiveness of oral cholera vaccination in high-risk populations in the archipelago to estimate the indirect (herd) protection conferred by the vaccine and direct vaccine effectiveness.

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