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Oral Cholera Vaccine 86% Effective, Study Shows

News outlets report on a recent study’s findings that an oral cholera vaccine is 86 percent effective in controlling the disease.

Agence France-Presse/Global Post: Cholera vaccine is 86 percent effective
“A cheap and easy to deliver oral vaccine against cholera is 86 percent effective in preventing the infection which causes severe diarrhea and can be fatal, researchers said Thursday…” (5/29).

VOA News: Oral Cholera Vaccine Effective in Guinea, Study Finds
“An oral cholera vaccine proved to be 86 percent effective in controlling the disease during a recent outbreak in Guinea. The results of a study, published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, are the first showing the vaccine provides almost immediate protection…” (5/28).

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