Vaccine is a cost-effective solution for countries burdened by typhoid
A new YSPH study looks at the impact of Introducing a typhoid conjugate vaccine into routine child vaccine schedules for low- and middle-income countries. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - May 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Nigeria: It's Not Typhoid - Tackling Misdiagnosis of Typhoid Fever in Nigeria
[Nigeria Health Watch] Editor's Note: This week's blog is a personal story from a Nigeria Health Watch team member, Patience Adejo. She writes about her experience being diagnosed with Typhoid Fever multiple times using the Widal test, only to recently learn that the test does not give the most accurate diagnosis for typhoid fever. She delves into the standard procedure for diagnosing typhoid fever in Nigeria and the need for renewed scrutiny and adherence to diagnosis guidelines. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 17, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt On High Alert for Diseases
[The Herald] Government is on high alert and has put in place measures to counter communicable diseases that might arise as a result of Cyclone Idai, amid reports equally affected Mozambique and Malawi are battling to contain typhoid, cholera and malaria outbreaks. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

How Long Does Fecal Shedding Occur for Oral Vaccines?
Discussion Vaccination has reduced infectious disease morbidity and mortality since its introduction. Vaccines can be given intramuscularly, subcutaneously or orally. Oral virus vaccines currently used in the US include rotavirus, cholera, typhoid and adenovirus. Adenovirus vaccine is used in military personnel. As these are attenuated viruses there is concern for household contacts who are immunocompromised who may inadvertently be exposed to the virus through fecal shedding. Additionally, there is a concern that the attenuated virus may mutate and revert back to its wild-form and potentially cause disease. Injectable po...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 25, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Researchers unveil progress and challenges in introducing typhoid conjugate vaccine in Africa/Asia
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) Each year there are nearly 11 million cases of typhoid, a disease that is spread through contaminated food, drink and water. Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine are leading an international consortium that is studying the impact of a typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) in an effort to accelerate introduction of the vaccine in countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia where there is a high burden of typhoid. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - March 8, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Africa: Africa's First-Ever Mass Typhoid Fever Vaccination Campaign Ends
[WHO] It was the third day of the first-ever vaccination campaign in Africa against typhoid fever. Twenty-seven-year-old Sarah Nyamande was one of many mothers lining up in the unique outreach post - a shopping mall in a Harare suburb. Health officials were offering children and others vulnerable to the disease what promises to be a new layer of protection, especially for families living in conditions of unsafe water and sanitation. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - March 5, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Behaviour Change Key in Fight Against Typhoid
[The Herald] Despite a recommendation by the World Health Organisation (WHO) that typhoid vaccines be considered for the control of endemic disease and outbreaks, uptake has remained limited in certain pockets of society including the Apostolic Sect. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 27, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Typhoid vaccine may protect against other infections
(University of Liverpool) New research by the University of Liverpool and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine shows that vaccination with weakened strains of Salmonella may also protect against other infections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - February 27, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Mass Typhoid Vaccinations Begin
[The Herald] Zimbabwe became the first country in Africa to vaccinate against typhoid yesterday when it rolled out a campaign in nine typhoid hotspots in Harare. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 26, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe: Govt to Roll Out Typhoid Vaccination
[The Herald] About 325 000 residents between the ages of six months and 45 years from nine selected high-density and typhoid-burdened suburbs in Harare will from Monday start receiving vaccinations against typhoid, making Zimbabwe the first country in Africa to vaccinate against typhoid, Health and Child Care Minister Dr Obadiah Moyo has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Tanzania: From the Field - 'Harvested' Rainwater Saves Tanzanian Students From Stomach Ulcers, Typhoid
[Africa Renewal] The students in the Tanzanian town of Bagamoyo once had to decide between getting sick or being thirsty all day long. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - February 22, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Drug-Resistant Salmonella Typhi Infections Among Travelers Drug-Resistant Salmonella Typhi Infections Among Travelers
Recent cases of highly drug-resistant typhoid fever in returning travelers underscore the need for physicians to be aware of current global outbreaks, as well as their appropriate treatment.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Congo-Kinshasa: New Hope With Ebola Drug Trial
[WHO] By the time Kambale Kombi Vianey arrived at the Ebola Treatment Centre (ETC) in Beni in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in late November, he was at death's door. In the week since falling ill, he'd initially been misdiagnosed with malaria and typhoid, and then a traditional healer told him he'd been poisoned. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 12, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Breath Test To Detect Multiple Cancers Early Begins Large Trial
(CNN) — A breathalyzer designed to detect multiple cancers early is being tested in the UK. Several illnesses are known to create signature smells from the body, including typhoid fever reported to smell like baked bread and the aroma of acetone, said to be similar to rotten apples, on the breath of diabetics. Recent research has also shown that a person’s breath could also indicate the presence of cancer. To test this theory, Cancer Research UK have launched a two-year trial into a clinical device, called the Breath Biopsy, to find out if exhaled airborne molecules can be useful for cancer detection. (Image cr...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Cancer CNN Local TV Source Type: news

Typhoid fever – Islamic Republic of Pakistan
Pakistan Health Authorities have reported an ongoing outbreak of extensively drug resistant (XDR) typhoid fever that began in the Hyderabad district of Sindh province in November 2016. An increasing trend of typhoid fever cases caused by antimicrobial resistant (AMR) strains ofSalmonella enterica serovar Typhi (orS. Typhi) poses a notable public health concern. In May 2018, the case definitions for non-resistant, multi-drug resistant (MDR) and XDR typhoid fever were formally agreed by the Regional Disease Surveillance and Response Unit (RDSRU) in Karachi, following a review by an expert group of epidemiologists, clinicians...
Source: WHO Disease Outbreaks - December 27, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: news Source Type: news

UMSOM and GRAS begin second typhoid conjugate vaccine study in africa
(University of Maryland School of Medicine) A new study has been launched in Burkina Faso for Bharat Biotech's typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV). It is the second clinical study underway in Africa for the vaccine and the first in West Africa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - December 3, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Sudan: Concerns Over Spread of Disease Following Rains in Port Sudan
[Radio Dabanga] Port Sudan -The residents of Port Sudan, capital of eastern Sudan's Red Sea state, have complained of the spread of flies and mosquitoes due to recent rains. They expressed concern over the emergence and spread of diseases of ophthalmic, malaria, diarrhoea, and typhoid. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - November 12, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Recognition and Management of Drug-Resistant Typhoid Fever Recognition and Management of Drug-Resistant Typhoid Fever
Know the signs and symptoms as well as risk factors for typhoid fever, and which tests to order when the infection is suspected.CDC Expert Commentary (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - October 8, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases Commentary Source Type: news

Almanac: The strange case of Typhoid Mary
September 23, 1869 marked the birth of Mary Mallon, who would become a "healthy carrier" of a communicable disease, with fatal consequences. Jane Pauley reports on the woman remembered today as "Typhoid Mary." (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Almanac: Typhoid Mary
September 23, 1869 marked the birth of the woman who would become a "healthy carrier" of a communicable disease, who would end her life in quarantine (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Student Loans Helped Osoro Build a Business and Expand Health Care in Rural Kenya
September 20, 2018He had almost given up on  his dream of owning a health care enterprise. Then he learned about the Afya Elimu Fund. It is 10AM local time, and in Karantini village, Kenya, an elderly man with a walking stick is limping out of the consultations room at Bethany Medical Clinic. You can see he is being careful not to hurt his leg. This is because he ’s recovering from a festering wound that had almost become gangrenous.He is the ninth patient since daybreak for health worker Statius Osoro Ondiba, 24, the proprietor of the medical facility.For months before visiting the clinic, the old man, who...
Source: IntraHealth International - September 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: mnathe Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Vendors Meet Minister Nyoni Over Cholera Outbreak, Evictions
[Kubatana.net] Yesterday, Monday the 17th of September, the Vendors Initiative for Social and Economic Transformation (VISET) leadership met with the newly appointed Minister of Women Affairs, Community, Small and Medium Enterprises Developments Hon Sithembiso Nyoni at her offices located at Kaguvi Building. The meeting took place against the backdrop of the outbreak of Cholera and Typhoid in Harare and some parts of the country and the subsequent decision by the Government to evict vendors operating within the Central B (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Mnangagwa Commits to Eradicate Medieval Diseases
[263Chat] President Emmerson Mnangagwa has committed to eradicate medieval diseases such as cholera and typhoid saying his government is working to address challenges related to clean water and sanitation provision as well as sustainable waste management practices. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:President Okays U.S.$64 Million Budget to Fight Cholera
[The Herald] President Mnangagwa has approved a budget of nearly $64 million for immediate needs in the fight against dual outbreaks of cholera and typhoid in Harare and other parts of the country, chairperson of the Cabinet committee on emergency preparedness and disaster management, Minister July Moyo has said. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 19, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Tracing the Origins of Misery
[The Herald] A reputation for typhoid and cholera outbreaks has developed in Glen View, Budiriro and other south-western suburbs judging by recent trends. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 17, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Cholera, Typhoid Bug Harare, Spare Home of Perennial Water Woes Bulawayo
[New Zimbabwe] BULAWAYO's perennial water problems are a public secret but the city has remained a largely free zone from water-borne diseases such as cholera and typhoid. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Reacts to Cholera Outbreak
[The Herald] Government has activated the national response mechanism to combat the dual outbreaks of cholera and typhoid in the country, amid revelations that both outbreaks were spreading to other parts of the country. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 11, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Statement On the Outbreak of Cholera and Typhoid
[Kubatana.net] We the organizations here present, (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 10, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Gweru Allays Typhoid Spread Fears As Schools Open
[The Herald] Gweru City Council has enhanced its fight against typhoid by training more than 50 district school heads, inspecting more than 200 school premises and training more than 1 200 students ahead of the new school term that started yesterday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:City Commission Allays Typhoid Fears
[The Herald] Masvingo City Council has allayed fears of a typhoid outbreak in the country's oldest town, saying the situation was under control with a cocktail of measures being put in place to ease a crippling water shortage in the city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 5, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Typhoid Fears Mount
[The Herald] A fresh disease outbreak is looming in Gweru, as the city has gone for two days without potable water, leaving residents resorting to unsafe water supplies such as condemned boreholes. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - September 3, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Typhoid Outbreak Feared in Kadoma
[New Zimbabwe] Kadoma city authorities say they have launched investigations following reports of an outbreak of typhoid which recently killed eight people in Gweru. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Typhoid Death Toll Rises in Gweru
[CAJ News] Bulawayo -At least eight people have died and over 40 others admitted to hospital following a recurring outbreak of typhoid in central Zimbabwe. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Govt Urged to Address Root Causes to Typhoid Outbreak
[263Chat] Community Water Alliance (CWA) and Gweru Residents Forum (GRF) have called on government to address root causes of the recent typhoid outbreak in Gweru and stop harassing vendors who trading in the central business district to make ends meet. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Drug Resistant Typhoid Strain - a Threat to Public Health
[The Herald] Maria Mabheza (32) wakes up at midnight to attend to her three-year-old baby boy who continuously writhes and grumbles with abdominal pain. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Drug Resistant Typhoid Is Real
[The Herald] This strain of typhoid is not responding to traditionally used medicines such as ciprofloxacin and health workers have resorted to using the last line of antibiotics, azithromycin in defence against typhoid while waiting for approvals to embark on mass vaccinations. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Locals Blast Govt-City Squabbling As Typhoid Wreaks Havoc
[New Zimbabwe] Gweru -Residents in the Midlands city are up in arms with government and city authorities who they accuse of being too preoccupied with trading blame for a devastating typhoid outbreak at the expense of combining forces with all stakeholders to arrest the multi-faceted health crisis. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 15, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:National Youth Games Postponed Due to Typhoid Outbreak
[New Zimbabwe] The 2018 edition of the National Youth and Paralympic Games which were set to begin on Wednesday in Gweru have been postponed to a date yet to be announced due to a typhoid outbreak that has so far claimed five lives in the Midlands capital. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 14, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Fury Over Minister Parirenyatwa's Typhoid Remarks
[Zimbabwe Standard] Health minister David Parirenyatwa has come under fire from Gweru residents after he blamed council for the typhoid outbreak that has claimed six lives in the city. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Zimbabwe:Council Water Deemed Unsafe
[The Herald] The Ministry of Health and Child Care has condemned Gweru City Council water as unsafe for drinking amid reports more people continue succumbing to typhoid following an outbreak of the disease in Gweru City. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - August 13, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Shea butter found to be an effective treatment for salmonella
(Natural News) Shea butter (Vitellaria paradoxa) has been found to be an effective treatment for typhoid fever caused by Salmonella, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Researchers at the University of Dschang, University of Ngaoundéré, and University of Yaoundé 1 in Cameroon looked at the effects of shea butter... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Evidence of Salmonella Paratyphi C found for the first time in medieval northern Europe
(University of Warwick) Genome research conducted by the University of Warwick suggests that enteric fever, a potentially lethal disease more commonly found in hot countries, was present in medieval Europe. Salmonella Paratyphi C causes enteric fever, a life-threatening infection, and has been detected in a 800 year old human skeleton discovered in Trondheim, Norway. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 19, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

'Frightening typhoid fever outbreak spreads in Pakistan
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - July 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Cohen, J. Tags: Asia/Pacific News, Epidemiology, Medicine, Diseases In Depth Source Type: news

What is the Interval For Non-simultaneous Administration of Live Virus Vaccines?
Discussion Vaccines are a mainstay of infectious disease prevention and health promotion. Infants, children and adults benefit from vaccines the most when they are given on the recommended schedules. However there are times when this is not possible as children come to the physician a little early, or a little late, or had unavailable records and so received addition vaccine, etc. There are many questions that arise because of these timing issues such as the one above. Standard vaccine schedules can be reviewed here. Commonly administered vaccines includes: Live-attenuated vaccines Cholera Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 9, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Nigeria:Could a New Typhoid Vaccine End the Most Misdiagnosed Disease in Nigeria?
[Nigeria Health Watch] "Typhoid fever" has long been recognized as one of the most diagnosed diseases in Nigeria. The challenge is that when diagnosed properly, typhoid fever is actually a life-threatening infection caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. It is usually spread through contaminated food or water, and symptoms, including prolonged fever, fatigue, headache, nausea, and abdominal pain are very similar to those of the most common cause of fever in Nigeria -- malaria. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 28, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Otago researchers help find answers to growing typhoid problem in the Pacific
(University of Otago) University of Otago researchers have been key partners in a study which has found poor sanitation facilities appear to be a major source of Salmonella typhi, the cause of typhoid fever, in Fiji. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Country Should Consider a New Typhoid Vaccine
[Malawi News Agency] Lilongwe -Representative of the World Health Organization (WHO) Aziza Mwisongo has advised the Ministry of health to speedily consider adopting for the new typhoid vaccine. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 22, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Malawi:Govt in Negotiations for New Typhoid Vaccine
[Nyasa Times] Malawi is currently in negotiations for newly licensed and World Health Organizations (WHO) prequalified typhoid conjugate vaccines (TCVs) with Typbar-TCV which has longer lasting protection, fewer doses, and suitability for children under two years of age. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 21, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Altered body odor indicates malaria even if microscope doesn't
(Penn State) Typhoid Mary may have infected a hundred or more people, but asymptomatic carriers of malaria infect far more people every year. An international team of researchers is working toward a way to identify malaria patients including infected individuals who show no malaria symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - May 14, 2018 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Day care center closed in typhoid scare
Students and staff at Bright Horizons day care and preschool in North Quincy, Massachusetts, are being tested for possible exposure after a child was diagnosed with typhoid. Christina Hager of CBS Boston station WBZ reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news