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Euvichol-S : New Oral Vaccine For Cholera

Euvichol-S : New Oral Vaccine For Cholera

The World Health Organization (WHO) has prequalified a new oral vaccine for Cholera called Euvichol-S.

  • Euvichol-S is the inactivated oral vaccine to treat It is the third product of the same family of vaccines which are there for cholera in WHO prequalification list.
  • It is a simplified formulation of the oral cholera vaccine (OCV) Euvichol-Plus.
  • Other inactivated oral cholera vaccines are Euvichol and Euvichol-Plus.


  • It is an acute diarrhoeal disease that is caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae.
  • It remains a global threat to public health and an indicator of inequity and lack of social development.
  • It is a virulent disease that can cause severe acute watery diarrhoea.,Profuse watery diarrhoea, vomiting, leg cramps etc.
  • It can spread rapidly in areas with inadequate sewage and drinking water treatment.