Typhoid is a common illness across much of Southeast Asia, where the bacterial disease spreads through contaminated food and water.

When the Sabin Vaccine Institute’s Coalition against Typhoid held our most recent global conference in 2017, we could hardly have foreseen that it would be the

Disease surveillance studies are an important tool for determining the burden of a disease. By knowing how many people are impacted by a disease – and just as importantly, knowing where and at what age people are most effected – decision-makers can create informed and targeted health policy.

Health officials and local researchers have launched an emergency vaccination campaign to stem an outbreak of ceftriaxone-resistant typhoid in Hyderabad, Pakistan. The outbreak has sickened more than 800 people since it began in late 2016.