UPSC   |   1 year(s) ago

Cholera vaccine

African countries are facing a shortage of Cholera vaccine, amidst the increasing cholera cases in the region.

Cholera is a life-threatening infectious disease and also considered to be a public health hazard.

It is caused by the infection of the intestine with the bacterium Vibrio Cholerae.

So far in 2023, there have been 27,300 new cases of Cholera in 5 African countries.

The transmission of the disease occurs by drinking or eating food made of contaminated water with the Cholera Bacterium.