Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Ugandan official: Typhoid sickens hundreds in capital

An outbreak of typhoid fever has infected hundreds of people in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, and looks likely to spread as the rainy season gets under way, a senior health official said on Wednesday.

Genetics

Anti-typhoid gene found, may improve vaccines

Scientists said Monday they had found a variant of a gene that confers a near five-fold protection against typhoid fever, which kills millions of people each year.

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