Global health R&D at work in Maryland
The University of Maryland has developed a vaccine, Vaxchora™, to protect US adults traveling to cholera-affected areas. Vaxchora is the only cholera vaccine available in the United States, and the only single-dose vaccine for cholera licensed anywhere. Acquired through contaminated food or water, cholera can kill in less than 24 hours if left untreated. Widespread in 69 countries, this highly contagious disease impacts millions of people worldwide each year.