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Cholera vaccine effective in India

By Vision Reporter

Added 11th October 2009 03:00 AM

AN India-made cholera vaccine that meets World Health Organisation standards has proven to be safe and effective in young children in a part of India where the disease is endemic.

AN India-made cholera vaccine that meets World Health Organisation standards has proven to be safe and effective in young children in a part of India where the disease is endemic.

The researchers, who published their study results in The Lancet, hope the vaccine can soon be rolled out in developing countries where cholera remains endemic.

The trial involved 107,774 participants in Kolkata in eastern India, half of whom were given the vaccine and the other half a placebo, a look-alike with no therapeutic value.

The vaccine was orally administered in two doses, at least 14 days apart and the researchers tracked the participants for two years.

Cholera vaccine effective in India

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