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A cholera epidemic in Yemen, one of the worst ever recorded, is likely to surge again around March, giving global health experts a few months to get vaccines in to the war-torn country to try to limit the next wave of cases. Some 3 million doses of oral cholera vaccine are currently available in a global stockpile designed for such emergencies, according to the World Health Organization.A million people have been infected so far in the epidemic, according to the WHO.As a result, WHO officials are not sure this next hoped-for vaccination plan will come off.In June, the WHO's office in Yemen requested 3.4 million doses of cholera vaccine from the Geneva-based International Coordinating Group on Vaccine Provision – the gatekeeper of the vaccine stockpile system designed to deliver vaccines to countries hit by disease epidemics.
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