Title: Cholera and Vitamin A - Deficiency, supplementation of Vitamin A and the effect on Cholera in children under five years of age A critical literature review
Author: Katharina Elisabeth Urban
Institution: Institute of Tropical Medicine and International Health, Berlin
Graduate date: 2013-04-08 (W3C-DTF)
Document: Abstract_Urban,Katharina.pdf
Cholera is an acute gastrointestinal disease caused by Vibrio cholerae. About 1.4 billion people world-wide are at risk and approximately 2.8 million cholera cases occur each year. Children under five years are one of the most vulnerable groups for Cholera. In almost all Cholera endemic areas Vitamin A deficiency is a public health issue. But no specific recommendation on Vitamin A supplementation in Cholera endemic areas has been published to date. This review aims at summarizing the state of knowledge on the potential relationship of Cholera and Vitamin A. Since Vitamin A is often given at immunization contacts the interaction of Vitamin A and vaccines was also addressed.
Classification: 2013 (LCSH)
Language: English
Date Of Record Creation: 2013-06-28 00:15:24 (W3C-DTF)
Date Of Record Release: 2013-06-28 00:17:43 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-10-16 05:41:33 (W3C-DTF)

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