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Single Dose Of Cholera Vaccine Might Be Nearly As Effective As 2 Doses In Halting Outbreaks, Study Shows

VOA News: Single Cholera Vaccine Dose May Slow Cholera Epidemics
“When it comes to a vaccine to prevent cholera, one dose may be as good as two. That is the finding of a new study whose authors say the strategy would make a new vaccine that is in short supply go further. … Using a mathematical model, the researchers found that a vaccination campaign in Haiti using two doses would have protected five percent fewer people than the single-dose strategy…” (Berman, 8/26).

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