Typhoid Fever News and Research

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Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. In the United States about 400 cases occur each year, and 75% of these are acquired while traveling internationally. Typhoid fever is still common in the developing world, where it affects about 21.5 million persons each year.

Typhoid fever can be prevented and can usually be treated with antibiotics. If you are planning to travel outside the United States, you should know about typhoid fever and what steps you can take to protect yourself.
Genome research suggests presence of enteric fever in medieval Europe

Genome research suggests presence of enteric fever in medieval Europe

Otago researchers shed light on neglected problem of typhoid fever in the Pacific

Otago researchers shed light on neglected problem of typhoid fever in the Pacific

Expert researcher unravels mystery of 12th century Sultan's illness

Expert researcher unravels mystery of 12th century Sultan's illness

NYC mice carry deadly bacteria and viruses

NYC mice carry deadly bacteria and viruses

First African child vaccinated with new typhoid conjugate vaccine

First African child vaccinated with new typhoid conjugate vaccine

Scientists uncover genetic cause behind typhoid's antibiotic resistance

Scientists uncover genetic cause behind typhoid's antibiotic resistance

Scientists discover possible cause of colonial-era epidemic in Mexico

Scientists discover possible cause of colonial-era epidemic in Mexico

UCLA expert suggests measures for reducing risk of getting sick during holiday travel

UCLA expert suggests measures for reducing risk of getting sick during holiday travel

Metabolite 'signatures' can accurately distinguish typhoid from other fever-inducing diseases

Metabolite 'signatures' can accurately distinguish typhoid from other fever-inducing diseases

Danish researchers uncover bacteria’s secret code language

Danish researchers uncover bacteria’s secret code language

International consortium awarded $36.9 million grant to accelerate introduction of new typhoid vaccines

International consortium awarded $36.9 million grant to accelerate introduction of new typhoid vaccines

Two widely prescribed antibiotics may combat bacteria differently than previously thought

Two widely prescribed antibiotics may combat bacteria differently than previously thought

UM SOM selected as study site for human safety trial of new Zika vaccine

UM SOM selected as study site for human safety trial of new Zika vaccine

Emergence of multidrug-resistant salmonella strains increases burden of neglected diseases in Africa

Emergence of multidrug-resistant salmonella strains increases burden of neglected diseases in Africa

Scientists explore effects of physiological fluid shear on dangerous type of Salmonella

Scientists explore effects of physiological fluid shear on dangerous type of Salmonella

Scientists evaluate phage-based therapy to battle antibiotic-resistant bacterial superbug infections

Scientists evaluate phage-based therapy to battle antibiotic-resistant bacterial superbug infections

MGH researchers identify how Shigella injects proteins into target host cells

MGH researchers identify how Shigella injects proteins into target host cells

UIC researchers discover molecular switch that allows salmonella bacteria to fight immune system

UIC researchers discover molecular switch that allows salmonella bacteria to fight immune system

Bacteriophage-based method may improve efficiency of bacteria detectors

Bacteriophage-based method may improve efficiency of bacteria detectors

Deaths from avoidable risk factors: an interview with Dr Ali Mokdad, IHME

Deaths from avoidable risk factors: an interview with Dr Ali Mokdad, IHME