Population-Level Effect of Cholera Vaccine on Displaced Populations, South Sudan, 2014

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Article published in Emerging Infectious Diseases in June-2016 by Azman AS et al. 


Following mass population displacements in South Sudan, preventive cholera vaccination campaigns were conducted in displaced persons camps before a 2014 cholera outbreak. We compare cholera transmission in vaccinated and unvaccinated areas and show vaccination likely halted transmission within vaccinated areas, illustrating the potential for oral cholera vaccine to stop cholera transmission in vulnerable populations.