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Cholera vaccine shortage forces move to single-dose strategy – WHO

A shortage of cholera vaccines has forced a temporary switch to a single-dose strategy instead of the usual two in campaigns to control the growing number of outbreaks World Health Organization Wednesday said. The UN health agency said “a tight global supply of cholera vaccines” prompted the International Coordinating Group (ICG), which manages emergency vaccine

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For struggling Haiti, the return of cholera is a ‘disaster’

When humanitarian workers in Haiti try to describe their fears of a new and rapidly spreading cholera epidemic, they struggle to find strong enough words: “alarming”, “chaotic” and even “catastrophe”. A significant part of the island’s population has become isolated and has no access to medical care – either due to a serious lack of

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