The urgent need for cholera vaccine in India

Authors

  • Chandar Sahanaa Department of Community Medicine, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Pondicherry, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20232141

Keywords:

Cholera, OCV, ICV

Abstract

Cholera is a major public health issue in India, with outbreaks occurring frequently in many parts of the country. India has a long history of cholera outbreaks, and the country has experienced several devastating epidemics in the past. The disease is caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae and is transmitted through contaminated food and water. India has the highest burden of cholera in the world, with an estimated 675,188 cases and 10,582 deaths reported in 2019 alone.

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Published

2023-06-30

How to Cite

Sahanaa, C. (2023). The urgent need for cholera vaccine in India. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 11(7), 2765–2765. https://doi.org/10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20232141

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