Originally posted on Take on Typhoid, this blog post is written by Noah Duff, Senior Associate, Typhoid Programs at Sabin Vaccine Institute.

We’ve recently returned from the 11th International Conference on Typhoid and Other Invasive Salmonelloses, the gathering hosted by the Coalition against Typhoid (CaT) every two years.

Multidisciplinary Experts Leverage Global Action for Local Impact to Protect Communities at Risk of Typhoid and Related Diseases

HANOI, VIETNAM – Beginning today, the 11th International Conference on Typhoid and Other Invasive Salmonelloses brings together more than 450 researchers, policy makers and advocates who are dedicated to improving the lives of young children and their families suffering from typhoid, paratyphoid and invasive non-typhoidal Salmonella.

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.

WHO recommends use of first typhoid conjugate vaccine

Geneva, Switzerland – April 3, 2018 – The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends the introduction of typhoid conjugate vaccine (TCV) for infants and children over six months of age in typhoid-endemic countries. This new policy will help ensure access to typhoid vaccination in communities most impacted by the disease, which is responsible for nearly 12 million infections and between 128,000 and 161,000 deaths a year.

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.

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