Google UPDATE:CHOLERA- NEW VACCINES | Web Health Directory

11 November, 2008


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Hi once again.Here is some recent update regarding CHOLERA,a diarrhoeal disease caused by Vibrio cholerae.
Two recent vaccines have been developed for cholera.
CVD-103HgR:which consists of attenuated strains of V.cholerae01 by recombinant DNA technology.This vaccine has been tested in many developed and developing countries,where cholera is epidemic,endemic.This vaccine is extremely effective,and safe.It is available in europe,latin america.
WC/rBS cholera vaccine: it consists of whole cell killed V.cholerae01 and purified recombinant B subunit of cholera toxin.It produces both antibacterial & antitoxic antibodies. Check for the availability and whether you require this vaccine[which will depend on the prevalence of cholera in your respective countries] with your health care provider.Any more querry on this, please post me.