Rising ocean temperatures cause increased proliferation of the Cholera-causing bacteria, Vibrio cholerae, which is “influencing outbreaks on a worldwide scale” . As these outbreaks increase so does the demand for the oral cholera vaccine (OCV). Despite the commitment of organizations like the International Coordinating Group (ICG), unpredictable vaccine demand continues to result in 2.9M cases and 95,000 deaths per year . How can ICG effectively respond to the world’s increasing demand for OCV to prevent unnecessary deaths from a preventable disease?
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