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WHO Activates New Cholera Vaccine Stockpile In South Sudan

Reuters: Q&A with WHO: Cholera vaccine stockpile — a new tool to avoid needless suffering
“The World Health Organization (WHO) has activated for the first time a new cholera vaccine emergency stockpile to protect hundreds of thousands displaced by conflict in South Sudan and living in temporary camps. Although there is currently no outbreak of cholera — an acute diarrheal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated food or water — the risk is high due to poor sanitary conditions and overcrowding, the WHO said….” (Tang, 3/3).

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