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The Unrecognized Burden of Typhoid Fever

This article, published in Expert Review of Vaccines, provides an overview of the gaps in current estimates of typhoid fever disease burden and offers suggestions for addressing them so that affected communities can receive the full potential of disease prevention offered by vaccination and water, sanitation, and hygiene interventions. Current disease burden estimates for typhoid do not capture cases from certain host populations nor those with atypical presentations, which may lead to substantial underestimation of typhoid cases and deaths. The authors argue that these knowledge gaps pose major obstacles to the informed use of current and new-generation typhoid vaccines. ABSTRACT ONLY. (Learn how users in developing countries can gain free access to journal articles.)

Author: Obaro SK, Iroh Tam PY, Mintz ED

Published: 2017

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Citation: Obaro SK, Iroh Tam PY, Mintz ED. The Unrecognized Burden of Typhoid Fever. Expert Review of Vaccines. 2017;16(3):249-260. 

Resource types: Peer-reviewed journal

Diseases/vaccines: Typhoid

Topics: Disease burden and surveillance, Disease/vaccine specific information

Regions: Global