Experts urge vaccination to try to control cholera outbreak in Haiti

BMJ 2011; 342 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.d23 (Published 5 January 2011)
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  1. John Zarocostas
  1. 1Geneva

Experts have called for a pilot project to test whether the cholera vaccine might help to contain Haiti’s ongoing outbreak of the disease. They are also urging the creation of an international stockpile of cholera vaccine for future outbreaks.

Roger Glass, director of the Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences at the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) and associate director for international research at the NIH, said, “In the short term we should make use of the limited amount of vaccine we have.

“In the long term we need to make sure we have adequate supplies to respond to …

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