MonthJuly 2018

A new vaccine against typhoid fever will also help fight antimicrobial resistance

nce upon a time, the best way to prevent and eliminate a food- and water-borne disease like typhoid fever was by improving sanitation and hygiene. Today, however, despite decades of progress with dramatic reductions in industrialized countries, mortality rates of typhoid have stagnated, even in countries with almost universal access to clean water. And now, a century after Irish cook Mary Mallon was condemned to spend the remaining 23 years of her life locked up in quarantine for unwittingly triggering […]

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