Updated Recommendations for the Use of Typhoid Vaccine — Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, United States, 2015

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Updated Recommendations for the Use of Typhoid Vaccine — Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, United States, 2015

by Sarah Lindsay April 6, 2015

Authors

Brendan R. Jackson, MD, Shahed Iqbal, PhD, Barbara Mahon, MD.

Abstract

These revised recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices update recommendations published in MMWR in 1994 (1) and include updated information on the two currently available vaccines and on vaccine safety. They also include an update on the epidemiology of enteric fever in the United States, focusing on increasing drug resistance in Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi, the cause of typhoid fever, as well as the emergence of Salmonella serotype Paratyphi A, a cause of paratyphoid fever, against which typhoid vaccines offer little or no protection.

 

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