[Articles] Feasibility and effectiveness of oral cholera vaccine in an urban endemic setting in Bangladesh: a cluster randomised open-label trial
October 12, 2015
- The Lancet 386, 10001 (2015)
Author: Firdausi Qadri, Mohammad Ali, Fahima Chowdhury, Ashraful Islam Khan, Amit Saha, Iqbal Ansary Khan, Yasmin A Begum, Taufiqur R Bhuiyan, Mohiul Islam Chowdhury, Md Jasim Uddin, Jahangir A M Khan, Atique Iqbal Chowdhury, Anisur Rahman, Shah Alam Siddique, Muhammad Asaduzzaman, Afroza Akter, Arifuzzaman Khan, Young Ae You, Ashraf Uddin Siddik, Nirod Chandra Saha, Alamgir Kabir, Baizid Khoorshid Riaz, Shwapon Kumar Biswas, Farzana Begum, Leanne Unicomb, Stephen P Luby, Alejandro Cravioto, John D Clemens
Our findings provide the first indication of the effect of delivering an oral killed whole-cell cholera vaccine to poor urban populations with endemic cholera using routine government services and will help policy makers to formulate vaccination strategies to reduce the burden of severely dehydrating cholera in such populations.