The Epidemiology of Cholera in Zanzibar: Implications for the Zanzibar Comprehensive Cholera Elimination Plan
- MedicineThe Journal of infectious diseases
Shehia-targeted interventions should be complemented with island-wide cholera prevention activities given the spatial variability in cholERA risk from outbreak to outbreak.
Comparing alternative cholera vaccination strategies in Maela refugee camp: using a transmission model in public health practice
- MedicineBMC Infectious Diseases
It is found that preexposure vaccination can substantially reduce the risk of cholera even when <50% of the population is given the full two-dose series, and a trade-off between timing and effectiveness was revealed, indicating that quick distribution of vaccines may be more important than ensuring every individual receives both vaccine doses.
Costing oral cholera vaccine delivery using a generic oral cholera vaccine delivery planning and costing tool (CholTool)
- MedicineHuman vaccines & immunotherapeutics
The costing of OCV introduction in LMICs using a publicly available Excel-based tool known as the CholTool, which takes the user through a structured sequence of interlinked modules containing input parameter cells, decision cells, and formulas to produce customized cost estimates based on standardized methods are described.
The history of OCV in India and barriers remaining to programmatic introduction.
Comparing alternative cholera vaccination strategies in Maela refugee camp using a transmission model
It is found that preexposure vaccination can substantially reduce the risk of cholera even when the < 50% of the population is given the full two-dose series, suggesting that quick distribution of vaccines may be more important than ensuring every individual receives both vaccine doses.
Gut Microbiota and Development of Vibrio cholerae-Specific Long-Term Memory B Cells in Adults after Whole-Cell Killed Oral Cholera Vaccine
- Biology, MedicineInfection and immunity
Feces from individuals with higher MBC responses induced significantly different IL-1β and IL-6 levels than individuals with lower responses, indicating that the gut microbiota at the time of vaccination may "prime" the mucosal immune response to vaccine antigens.
Maternal Immunization: Nature Meets Nurture
- BiologyFrontiers in Microbiology
The rationale for maternal immunization programs and the landscape of vaccines currently in use or in the pipeline are summarized, and potential strategies to ensure optimal testing, delivery and implementation of maternal vaccination programs worldwide are proposed.
Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination: Where are We Now?
- MedicineResearch and reports in tropical medicine
Identification of the most vulnerable populations, systematic planning at all levels of health care, involvement of local community support, tackling the implementation gap, strong political will, good financial support, and continued robust surveillance will go a long way in achieving MNTE.
Cholera outbreak by Sea Gypsies in Sabah, Malaysia: A challenge in North Borneo.
- MedicineInternational journal of infectious diseases : IJID : official publication of the International Society for Infectious Diseases
Water, sanitation and hygiene risk factors for the transmission of cholera in a changing climate: using a systematic review to develop a causal process diagram.
- Environmental ScienceJournal of water and health
Identifying risk pathways helps policymakers focus on cholera risk mitigation, now and in the future, and proposes a health impact pathway illustrating potential routes through which climate change dynamics (e.g. drought, flooding) impact on WASH and cholERA transmission.