Two new studies bring critical insight to curbing cholera in sub-Saharan Africa.

Zambia stepped up its fight against its worst cholera outbreak in years with a campaign to vaccinate Lusaka residents, the WHO reports.

Coordinated responses, local volunteers, and swift action helped curb a major cholera outbreak in Somaliland.

Cracking down on dangerous cholera strains imported from Asia could eliminate it in Africa and the Americas.   The findings, published in twin Science papers, settle a scientific tussle about whether outbreaks have local sources, or are imported from abroad, writes Kai…

MSF is closing most of its 37 cholera treatment centers in Yemen as its cholera epidemic subsides.   The clinics saw 567 new patients in the 2nd week of October, compared to 11,139 in June, at the outbreak’s peak. Of 884,368 suspected cases in 6 months, 2,184 have been…

Both sides of Yemen’s devastating civil war are reconsidering mass deployment of cholera vaccines to tackle an outbreak that has killed 2,167 since April.   In June, International Coordinating Group pledged 1 million vaccines—but that was deemed inadequate. A delicate…

Reduce cholera deaths by 90% by 2030—this is the daunting mission for the new Global Task Force on Cholera Control (GTFCC), a network of organizations launching today.  

Although the death toll in Sudan has topped 800, officials still refuse to say the word “cholera.”The government prefers “acute watery diarrhea” and is blocking hospitals, doctors and journalists from reporting the cholera outbreak.The WHO, which lets country health…

The cholera vaccine’s effectiveness has long been debated due to variant study findings. To resolve the discrepancies, a team led by JHSPH researchers conducted an extensive literature review.

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…