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10 facts on cholera

Child receiving 2nd dose of Oral Cholera Vaccine in Pemba, Zanzibar.
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Safe and effective oral cholera vaccines are now part of the cholera control package

Three types of vaccines are WHO-prequalified. They are licensed in several countries, and the one most commonly used in countries at high risk for cholera has been shown to provide up to 65% protection for up to 5 years in cholera endemic areas. Vaccination should not disrupt the provision of other proven interventions to control or prevent cholera epidemics.

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