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Cholera Vaccine Could Speed Up Global Control Efforts

Cholera can now be prevented effectively with a low-cost oral vaccine. A report published July 8 in The Lancet said the first trial of an oral cholera vaccine was successful and could speed up global efforts against the disease. The trial took place in an overcrowded slum in Dhaka, Bangladesh, where cholera is endemic. The vaccine, Shanchol, was given as part of routine health services to both adults and children and was found to protect against severe cases of cholera. The study...

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