ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Soviet Union- Queer Company

January 11, 1986 in the country. Every new technique of control and eradication such as vaccination and chemotherapy, has been incorporated into this structure, However, in the seventies the World Health Organisation published a series of documents seriously questioning the efficacy of the cholera vaccine. Several field trials had shown that the effectiveness of the vaccine is only about 55 per cent in adults and 33 per cent in children who are the most vulnerable group. This meant that since the fatality of untreated cases is 50 per cent, even if the entire population at risk was vaccinated, there would still be'a very high disease-caused death rate. Moreover, it was pointed out that the major public health problem, especially when there was a large population influx or movement, was the entire spectrum of gastrointestinal diseases of which cholera forms a part. The cholera vaccine' was of no use against gastroenteritis.

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