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DUKORAL – Inactivated Vibrio cholerae O1 serogroup & recombinant cholera toxin B subunit (WC/rCTB) vaccine (oral) – AJ Biologics

The Drinkable Vaccine against Cholera & enterotoxigenic E.coli (ETEC) Diarrhoea


Clinically proven protective efficacy:
- Up to 85-90% against cholera in the first 6 months3,4,6
- Up to 67% against ETEC in the first 3 months.5

At least one week interval between doses. Primary immunization can be completed as early as 8 days for adults and children over 6 years old (2 required doses) and 15 days for children 2-6 years (3 required doses).1

Onset of protection starts 7 days after completion of immunisation. The vaccination course should be completed at least one week before traveling.1

Good safety profile with most frequently reported adverse reactions occurred at similar frequencies in vaccine and placebo group in studies.

References:

1. DUKORAL full prescribing information (SV40398_MY).
2. Clements JD, Finkelstein RA. Demonstration of shared and unique immunological determinants in enterotoxins from Vibrio cholerae and Escherichia coli. Infect Immun 1978;22:709–13.
3. World Health Organization. Use of Oral Cholera Vaccine in Humanitarian Emergencies. http://www.who.int/cholera/vaccines/OCV_in_humanitarian_emergencies_15Jan2014.pdf.
4. Clemens JD, Sack DA, Harris RJ et al. Field trial of oral cholera vaccines in Bangladesh. Lancet 1986, 2:124-7.
5. Clemens JD., et al. Cross-protection by B subunit whole-cell cholera vaccine against diarrhoea associated with heat-labile toxin-producing enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli: result of a large-scale field trial. J Infect Dis 1988; 158:372-77.
6.
World Health Organization. Cholera vaccines WHO position paper. Weekly Epidemiologic Record (WER). No 13, 2010, 85, 117-128 http://www.who.int/wer/2010/wer8513.pdf.

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WHO (2012) estimates that around 450 million people suffer from mental illness, with one–in–four families having at least one member with a mental illness at any point in time. According to the Malaysian Mental Health Association, mental illness is often misunderstood. For centuries, it has been seen as either possession by evil spirits, a moral weakness or punishment from a higher being. Those suffering from mental illness are commonly perceived to be restless, violent and unpredictable.

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