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WHO provides over 2.50 lakh doses of Oral Cholera Vaccines


Nepalnews
2021 Nov 15, 13:25, Kathmandu
File photo: On behalf of the International Coordinating Group of vaccines (ICG) Geneva, WHO and UNICEF handed over 252,363 doses of Oral Cholera Vaccines (OCV) to the Secretary of Ministry of Health and Population. Photo Source: WHO Nepal/Twitter

World Health Organization (WHO) provided 252,363 doses of Oral Cholera Vaccines (OCV) to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) yesterday. The vaccines were provided on the behalf of the International Coordinating Group of vaccines (ICG) Geneva, WHO, and UNICEF.

The vaccines were delivered through the GAVI alliance. A cholera outbreak was detected at Kapilvastu district, earlier this month on October 4. Similarly, the outbreak affected five places Krishnanagar, Maharajgunj, Shivaraj Municipality, Yashodhara Rural Municipality, and Bijaynagar.

The ministry is aiming to administer the vaccines to citizens of affected areas of Kapilvastu where the outbreak was detected.

Brief summary of Cholera outbreak in Kapilvastu, Krishnanagar Municipality:

Date of index case: 4 October 2021

Affected Areas: Krishnanagar Municipality – Ward number 7, 8 and 9

Symptoms: Diarrhea and vomiting

Health workers mobilized date: Palika: 4 October 2021, Federal: 7 October 2021


Infected

Discharged

Under Treatment

1364 13622


This data is provided by MoHP attached with the COVID report as of Nov 12, 2021.


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