The case for reactive mass oral cholera vaccinations

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/129950
Title:
The case for reactive mass oral cholera vaccinations
Authors:
Reyburn, R; Deen, J L; Grais, R; Bhattacharya, S K; Sur, D; Lopez, A L; Jiddawi, M S; Clemens, J D; von Seidlein, L
Journal:
PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
Abstract:
The outbreak of cholera in Zimbabwe intensified interest in the control and prevention of cholera. While there is agreement that safe water, sanitation, and personal hygiene are ideal for the long term control of cholera, there is controversy about the role of newer approaches such as oral cholera vaccines (OCVs). In October 2009 the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts advised the World Health Organization to consider reactive vaccination campaigns in response to large cholera outbreaks. To evaluate the potential benefit of this pivotal change in WHO policy, we used existing data from cholera outbreaks to simulate the number of cholera cases preventable by reactive mass vaccination.
Affiliation:
International Vaccine Institute (IVI), Seoul, Korea; Epicentre, Paris, France; NICED, Kolkata, India; Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Zanzibar, Tanzania; Menzies School of Health Research, Casuarina, Australia
Issue Date:
25-Jan-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/129950
DOI:
10.1371/journal.pntd.0000952
PubMed ID:
21283614
Additional Links:
http://www.plosntds.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pntd.0000952
Submitted date:
2011-04-29
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1935-2735
Appears in Collections:
Vaccination

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorReyburn, Ren
dc.contributor.authorDeen, J Len
dc.contributor.authorGrais, Ren
dc.contributor.authorBhattacharya, S Ken
dc.contributor.authorSur, Den
dc.contributor.authorLopez, A Len
dc.contributor.authorJiddawi, M Sen
dc.contributor.authorClemens, J Den
dc.contributor.authorvon Seidlein, Len
dc.date.accessioned2011-05-23T19:35:26Z-
dc.date.available2011-05-23T19:35:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-01-25-
dc.date.submitted2011-04-29-
dc.identifier.citationPLoS Negl Trop Dis 2011;5(1):e952en
dc.identifier.issn1935-2735-
dc.identifier.pmid21283614-
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pntd.0000952-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/129950-
dc.description.abstractThe outbreak of cholera in Zimbabwe intensified interest in the control and prevention of cholera. While there is agreement that safe water, sanitation, and personal hygiene are ideal for the long term control of cholera, there is controversy about the role of newer approaches such as oral cholera vaccines (OCVs). In October 2009 the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts advised the World Health Organization to consider reactive vaccination campaigns in response to large cholera outbreaks. To evaluate the potential benefit of this pivotal change in WHO policy, we used existing data from cholera outbreaks to simulate the number of cholera cases preventable by reactive mass vaccination.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.plosntds.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pntd.0000952en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases and its Open Access policy.en
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshAgeden
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen
dc.subject.meshCholeraen
dc.subject.meshCholera Vaccinesen
dc.subject.meshComputer Simulationen
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaksen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIndiaen
dc.subject.meshInfanten
dc.subject.meshInfant, Newbornen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMass Vaccinationen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshModels, Statisticalen
dc.subject.meshTanzaniaen
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten
dc.subject.meshZimbabween
dc.titleThe case for reactive mass oral cholera vaccinationsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentInternational Vaccine Institute (IVI), Seoul, Korea; Epicentre, Paris, France; NICED, Kolkata, India; Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Zanzibar, Tanzania; Menzies School of Health Research, Casuarina, Australiaen
dc.identifier.journalPLoS Neglected Tropical Diseasesen

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