Published in Vaccine Weekly, February 11th, 2004
The World Health Organization (WHO), the Mozambican Health Ministry and others are planning to vaccinate 50,000 people this month in the city of Beira, Mozambique's second-largest city. Two doses of the oral vaccine, given in successive weeks, should protect patients for at least a year.
Cholera is mainly contracted through people consuming contaminated food or water. Epidemics are linked to poor hygiene, overcrowding inadequate sanitation and unsafe...
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