Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Oral Cholera Vaccines: WHO is calling on Pharma Industry to Step up and Manufacture more Vaccines.

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Bangladesh launched a two-part vaccination campaign after researchers noticed an increase in cholera cases in its capital city.

The disease is endemic in Bangladesh, known as the “homeland of cholera” for its constant threat year-round.

At the Dhaka hospital, diarrhea patients jumped from 10,552 in March to 30,372. The number jumped again in April to 31,700, indicating a cholera outbreak soaring in the city. Based on the lab results, it was probable: the number of confirmed cholera patients in March grew by more than 34%.

Dr. Firdausi Qadri, a vaccine scientist at the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS), said this springtime patient spike was enough to alert the Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) to the need for action.

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