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Cholera

19 December 2007

Cholera vaccine could protect communities

A vaccine used to protect travellers from cholera could also be used effectively among those living in cholera-prone areas.

A vaccine used to protect travellers from cholera, an infection characterised by diarrhoea and severe dehydration, could also be used effectively among those living in cholera-prone areas.

With only a third of the population vaccinated, the number of cases of cholera would still be predicted to fall by three-quarters.

 

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