Oral cholera vaccine development and use in Vietnam

PLoS Med. 2014 Sep 2;11(9):e1001712. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001712. eCollection 2014 Sep.


Anna Lena Lopez and colleagues give an overview of the cholera situation in Vietnam and discuss how an oral cholera vaccine was developed and used as a component of a public health strategy against the disease. Please see later in the article for the Editors' Summary

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Administration, Oral
  • Cholera / epidemiology*
  • Cholera / prevention & control*
  • Cholera Vaccines / administration & dosage*
  • Cholera Vaccines / therapeutic use
  • Drug Discovery / trends
  • Health Policy / trends
  • Humans
  • Vietnam / epidemiology


  • Cholera Vaccines

Grant support

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (http://www.gatesfoundation.org) supported this work through the Delivering Oral Vaccine Effectively (DOVE) project, administered by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The funders had no role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.