INEFFECTIVENESS OF CHOLERA VACCINATION AS AN EPIDEMIC CONTROL MEASURE

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Abstract

Analysis of the efficacy of cholera vaccines, the public-health structure of Bangladesh, and the epidemiology of cholera in rural Bengal indicates that mass vaccination programmes are an ineffective public-health measure. Under field conditions, vaccinating 5000 individual village contacts of active cases requires a vaccinator to work full-time for 4 months, costs over $300, and prevents, at best, only 1 out of every 20 cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1232-1235
Number of pages4
JournalThe Lancet
Volume301
Issue number7814
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2 1973
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)

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