Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Some gut bacteria may protect against intestinal infection

Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have for the first time found evidence that the presence of a key species in the human gut microbiome is associated with protection from infection with typhoid fever. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

WHO recommends use of first typhoid conjugate vaccine

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 ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Typhoid vaccine for infants 'safe': study

A trial vaccine against typhoid, a disease that kills more than 200,000 people every year, is safe for use, researchers said on Friday.

Medications

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may fight infectious disease

That statin you've been taking to lower your risk of heart attack or stroke may one day pull double duty, providing protection against a whole host of infectious diseases, including typhoid fever, chlamydia, and malaria.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Metabolic markers accurately diagnose typhoid fever

Researchers have identified a metabolite 'signature' that can accurately distinguish typhoid from other fever-inducing tropical diseases using patient blood samples.

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