In October 2010 cholera rose to epidemic levels in Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake that devastated the island nation. The disease spread rapidly, rose to epidemic levels, and claimed approximately 8,000 lives. Infection and deaths have continued. In seeking to understand the origin of this particular strain of cholera in Haiti, epidemiologists and other […]
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Following the January 2010 earthquake, a cholera outbreak swept across Haiti. The disease spread rapidly, rose to epidemic levels, and claimed approximately 8,000 lives. More than four years later, infection and deaths have continued. In 2011 the UN Secretary-General formed an Independent Expert Review Panel (IER) to investigate and determine the cause of the outbreak. […]
49th US-Japan Conference on Cholera and Other Enteric Bacterial Infections, January 14-16, 2015 University of Florida, and University of Florida The University of Florida and University of Florida, Emerging Pathogens Institute, will host the 49th US-Japan Joint Conference on Cholera and Other Bacterial Enteric Infections. The conference will be held at the Hippodrome Theatre in […]
A global stockpile of oral cholera vaccine (OCV) has been created as an additional tool to help control cholera epidemics. The OCV stockpile is managed as a rotating fund by the International Coordinating Group (ICG), which also manages similar stockpiles of meningococcal meningitis and yellow fever vaccines for outbreak response.