WHO supports the immunization of 1 million people against cholera in Zambia

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On January 10, 2018 the Zambia government launched a campaign to vaccinate residents of Lusaka from cholera with the help of the World Health Organization (WHO). Thus far two million doses have been delivered to Zambia which has the potential to immunize one million people. Zambia’s Health Minister Dr. Chitalu Chilufya, cautioned communities to still talk precautions to ensure their safety despite the newly developed oral cholera vaccine. Cholera is an acute diarrhoeal disease that is transmitted by consumption of food or water contaminated with the bacteria Vibrio cholerae. The WHO continues to work with Zambia to address the causes of cholera and prevent future outbreaks.  To read more about the campaign, click here.

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