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Haiti to get cholera vaccination

The World Health Organization will start vaccinating in April to help stem the cholera epidemic in Haiti, which has killed over 3300.

The vaccine hasn't been used before, partly to focus medical resources on treating cases, but also because little is available, as vaccination is not standard in acute outbreaks. Cholera, however, has changed, says Peter Hotez at George Washington University in Washington DC. "Dramatic outbreaks used to last a few weeks; gone by the time you could vaccinate anyone," he says.

But Haiti's epidemic will not peak for another few months, and will linger and recur, suggest analyses presented at a meeting on 17 December in Washington DC.
 
 

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