Population-level effect of cholera vaccine on displaced populations, South Sudan, 2014

Andrew S. Azman, John Rumunu, Abdinasir Abubakar, Haley West, Iza Ciglenecki, Trina Helderman, Joseph Francis Wamala, Olimpia de la Rosa Vázquez, William Perea, David A. Sack, Dominique Legros, Stephen Martin, Justin Lessler, Francisco J. Luquero

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Abstract

Following mass population displacements in South Sudan, preventive cholera vaccination campaigns were conducted in displaced persons camps before a 2014 cholera outbreak. We compare cholera transmission in vaccinated and unvaccinated areas and show vaccination likely halted transmission within vaccinated areas, illustrating the potential for oral cholera vaccine to stop cholera transmission in vulnerable populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1067-1070
Number of pages4
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Azman, A. S., Rumunu, J., Abubakar, A., West, H., Ciglenecki, I., Helderman, T., Wamala, J. F., de la Rosa Vázquez, O., Perea, W., Sack, D. A., Legros, D., Martin, S., Lessler, J., & Luquero, F. J. (2016). Population-level effect of cholera vaccine on displaced populations, South Sudan, 2014. Emerging infectious diseases, 22(6), 1067-1070. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid2206.151592