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Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2019 Nov;101(5):960-962. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.19-0285.

Mitigating Cholera in the Aftermath of Cyclone Idai.

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1
Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland.
2
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland.

Abstract

Catastrophic damage and floods followed the deadliest cyclone on record for the Southern Hemisphere. In the aftermath of Cyclone Idai, a cholera outbreak was detected. The global stockpile of oral cholera vaccine was rapidly deployed to counter this fast-growing epidemic. We urge the international community to continue to highlight the importance of water, sanitation, and hygiene as the long-term goal for controlling cholera and meeting the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

PMID:
31333158
PMCID:
PMC6838597
[Available on 2020-11-01]
DOI:
10.4269/ajtmh.19-0285
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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