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Oral Cholera Vaccine is Success in Guinea

An oral vaccine for cholera has proven to be highly effective and could change the way future outbreaks are controlled. The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders – also known as MSF -- says the vaccine was used during a 2012 outbreak in Guinea.   The study of the oral cholera vaccine known as Shanchol was conducted by Epicentre, the research arm of Doctors Without Borders.     Rebecca Grais, director of epidemiology, said, “I think what’s interesting and what this...

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