Voice of America: 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.

Researchers with Epicentre, the research arm of the humanitarian organization Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in Paris, and the Guinean Ministry of Health say their findings support using the vaccine to contain future cholera outbreaks.

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