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FDA Approves Vaxchora (Cholera Vaccine, Live, Oral) to Prevent Cholera in Travelers

Posted 30 Jun 2016 by

June 10, 2016 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Vaxchora, a vaccine for the prevention of cholera caused by serogroup O1 in adults 18 through 64 years of age traveling to cholera-affected areas. Vaxchora is the only FDA-approved vaccine for the prevention of cholera. Cholera, a disease caused by Vibrio cholerae bacteria, is acquired by ingesting contaminated water or food ...

Cholera Vaccine Helps Prevent Serious Illness

Posted 9 Jul 2015 by

THURSDAY, July 9, 2015 – An vaccine in a pill protects children and adults against severe cholera, a new study shows. Cholera is an infectious disease spread through contaminated water and food. It is typically found in hot, tropical climates, the researchers explained. The results of the first real-life trial of the vaccine support its use in routine mass vaccination programs to help control ...

Haiti Cholera Epidemic Could Sicken 779,000 This Year

Posted 16 Mar 2011 by

TUESDAY, March 15 – The cholera epidemic in Haiti this year will be far worse than the 400,000 cases predicted by the United Nations, new study findings indicate. There could be nearly twice as many cases of the potentially deadly diarrheal disease – an estimated 779,000 – between March and November of this year, according to researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and ...

Take Precautions Against Cholera if Headed to Haiti: CDC

Posted 21 Dec 2010 by

MONDAY, Dec. 20 – People traveling to Haiti or the Dominican Republic over the holidays should take steps to protect themselves from cholera, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in a bulletin issued Monday. Cholera, which is contracted by consuming contaminated water or food, can be deadly without proper care. Treatment includes oral rehydration, salts and antibiotics. Haiti ...

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