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Population-Level Effect of Cholera Vaccine on Displaced Populations, South Sudan, 2014

  • 2016/06/01
Type of publication
  • Articles
Authors
  • Azman
  • A.S.; Rumunu
  • J.; Abubakar
  • A.; West
  • H.; Ciglenecki
  • I.; Helderman
  • T.; Wamala
  • J.F.; Vazquez
  • Ode L.; Perea
  • W.; Sack
  • D.A.; Legros
  • D.; Martin
  • S.; Lessler
  • J.; Luquero
  • F.J.
Themes
  • Vaccination
Abstract
Following mass population displacements in South Sudan, preventive cholera vaccination campaigns were conducted in displaced persons camps before a 2014 cholera outbreak. We compare cholera transmission in vaccinated and unvaccinated areas and show vaccination likely halted transmission within vaccinated areas, illustrating the potential for oral cholera vaccine to stop cholera transmission in vulnerable populations.