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Posted May 31, 2005 by Dana Garrett in Cuban Healthcare

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Cuban scientists have developed a new cholera vaccine and are ready to do “field testing” in Africa before it is marketed worldwide, officials said.

The vaccine is derived from a live strain of a genetically modified bacillus that transmits cholera. It was successfully tested on 100 healthy subjects at Cuba’s prestigious Instituto Finlay, said its vice president Francisco Dominguez.

“The research showed the antigen is safe and highly effective,” Dominguez said.

The next step will be to test whether immunization with the new vaccine maintains its efficacy in countries that have high incidences of cholera, and where people have secondary conditions from malnutrition to malaria or AIDS, Dominguez told reporters.

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