Typhoid Fever

Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. Typhoid fever is still common in the developing world, where it affects about 21.5 million persons each year.
What is Typhoid?

Typhoid fever is an infection caused by a strain of bacteria called Salmonella typhii, which is related to the bacteria that causes salmonella food poisoning. The infection can affect the whole body and damage multiple organs. Unless treated, this infection can have life threatening consequences.

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MARA project aims to use new DNA based nanotechnology to fight bacteria

MARA project aims to use new DNA based nanotechnology to fight bacteria

Multiple, intertwined cell death systems to prevent the spread of 'intracellular' bacteria

Multiple, intertwined cell death systems to prevent the spread of 'intracellular' bacteria

Lymphopenia may hint a higher risk of future illness, death

Lymphopenia may hint a higher risk of future illness, death

UMSOM research shows even milder cases of diarrheal diseases can lead to child mortality

UMSOM research shows even milder cases of diarrheal diseases can lead to child mortality

UMSOM researchers to test the safety, tolerability of prototype Shigella-ETEC vaccine

UMSOM researchers to test the safety, tolerability of prototype Shigella-ETEC vaccine

UMSOM receives landmark contract from NIAID for influenza research

UMSOM receives landmark contract from NIAID for influenza research

Researchers study typhoid genomes of travelers from different parts of the world

Researchers study typhoid genomes of travelers from different parts of the world

Scientists reveal how typhoid toxin works to accelerate aging of cells

Scientists reveal how typhoid toxin works to accelerate aging of cells

New study launched in Burkina Faso to test typhoid conjugate vaccine

New study launched in Burkina Faso to test typhoid conjugate vaccine

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