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The Haitian government has doomed citizens, refusing to use a vaccine against cholera

The Haitian government has doomed citizens, refusing to use a vaccine against cholera

The Haitian government has doomed citizens, refusing to use a vaccine against cholera

Epidemic in Haiti is just beginning, and the vaccine is not used, says New Scientist. Cholera outbreak was recorded on October 19 to November 24 the number of victims has reached epidemic 1721. According to preliminary estimates, in the next three months, 400,000 people suffer.

Scientists emphasize that up to this point the Caribbean people have never experienced a cholera epidemic, so they have no immunity. At this moment, there are three vaccines from dead bacteria of cholera. One vaccine has already proven itself in epidemics in Asia and Africa, notes John Klemenz of the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul.

Meanwhile, up to now, the government of Haiti has never mentioned the use of vaccines. Most likely, the reason is there are too few available vaccine, because usually they are designed for tourists. Matthew Uoldor from Harvard Medical School in Boston is sure that the situation could be dramatically reversed if someone created a low-cost vaccine from weakened cholera bacteria, which can develop long lasting immunity.