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Fighting Cholera With Mass Vaccination

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When studying bacteria it is quite easy to get fascinated with them as a laboratory specimen while forgetting the huge impact they can have in real life societies. I find the PLoS journal of Neglected Tropical diseases redresses that as it covers work with bacteria and parasites from the front line. My previous post from this journal was about how bacteria were stored and cultured in non-laboratory conditions, including in remote areas where bacterial infections can have the most impact. This time I’m looking at the challenges faced by the organisation of a mass vaccination scheme against the bacteria Vibrio cholerae.
 
 

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