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WHO should change course and support widespread vaccination in response to Yemen’s ongoing cholera outbreak, says Lorenz von Seidlein, specialty consulting editor of PLOS Medicine. In a newly published editorial, von Seidlein is critical of WHO’s recent decision to cancel cholera vaccination plans in Yemen, even though 500,000 doses of the cholera vaccination were en route to the country.

“While fighting such a large cholera outbreak in the middle of a conflict is surely complicated,” von Seidlein writes, “not using all effective and available tools at our disposal to fight the disease is short-sighted.”
Source: PLOS Speaking of Medicine Blog

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