Vibrio cholerae Current Affairs, GK & News

What is International Coordinating Group?

Amid shortages in cholera vaccine supply, the International Coordinating Group (ICG) temporarily suspended the standard two-dose vaccine regime and initiated the single-dose approach. Key facts The new single-dose approach was initiated to address the surge in cholera cases. Since the beginning of 2022, 29 countries have reported cholera cases, with Haiti, Malawi, and Syria witnessing ..

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Origin of El Tor in the Bay of Bengal

El Tor is a particular strain of the bacterium Vibrio cholerae, the causative agent of cholera. It is also known as V. cholera biotype eltor, it has been the dominant strain in the seventh global pandemic. A recent study has found that this highly virulent and drug resistant form of cholera strain, originated from a ..

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