Typhoid Fever

The Enemy Within: Safeguarding Against The Spread Of Intracellular Bacteria

Researchers have revealed the multiple, intertwined cell death systems that prevent the spread of the 'intracellular' bacterium Salmonella, an important cause of typhoid fever which kills more than 100,000 people annually.
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research, Salmonella

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Typhoid Mary Was A Real, Asymptomatic Carrier Who Caused Multiple Outbreaks

In the early 1900s, Mary Mallon worked as a cook — and spread typhoid fever to the families she worked for.

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Pakistan Introduces ‘critical’ Vaccine To Fight ‘extreme’ Drug-resistant Typhoid Outbreak

Pakistan on Friday began vaccinating millions of children against typhoid fever, a dangerous bacterial infection that can spread through contact or contaminated food and water, in an effort to contain a drug-resistant outbreak of the disease that...
Related topics: Vaccines, Bacteria

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Decades Neglecting An Ancient Disease Has Triggered A Health Emergency Around The World

New extensively drug-resistant variants of an ancient and deadly disease – typhoid fever – are spreading across international borders. Cases have been reported in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Iraq, Guatemala, UK, US, and...

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Los Angeles Police Officers Contract Typhoid Fever, Others Show Typhus-like Symptoms

Meanwhile, instead of killing disease-spreading rats, California legislator proposes a ban on rodenticides.
Related topics: Police

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'a Life-giving Experience': Global Surgery Fellowship Addresses Critical Health Need

After 10 weeks in Tanzania as Creighton University's inaugural Global Surgery Fellow, Kelly Shine, MD, has added a few procedures to her retinue. There have been perforated intestines -- results of untreated cases of typhoid fever and salmonella --...
Related topics: Tanzania, Medical Research, Salmonella

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California Doctor Claims Sound Waves Can Cure Ebola, The State’s Medical Authorities Disagree

Can sound cure what ails you? According to a California doctor, sound waves can cure a variety of diseases and health problems, including malaria, typhoid fever, and even Ebola. Unfortunately, his unconventional treatment using sound has gotten him...
Related topics: Ebola, Malaria

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Massachusetts Day Care Center Closes After Child Diagnosed With Rare Typhoid Fever

A Quincy, Massachusetts day care center was closed for two days earlier this week after one of the children developed a case of typhoid fever. According to a report from Fox News, the Bright Horizons day care center was closed on Wednesday and...

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Some Gut Bacteria May Protect Against Intestinal Infection

Scientists have for the first time found evidence that a microbe in the human gut is associated with protection from typhoid fever infection. If the research is borne out, it could offer an exciting new way to reduce intestinal infections.
Related topics: Bacteria, Medical Research

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Typhoid Outbreak: Genetic Cause Of Extensive Drug-resistance Found

The genetic cause behind a strain of typhoid's resistance to five classes of antibiotics has been uncovered by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators. There is currently a major outbreak of typhoid fever in Pakistan....
Related topics: Genetics, Antibiotics

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Randomness A Key In Spread Of Disease, Other 'evil'

An unfortunate church dinner more than 100 years ago did more than just spread typhoid fever to scores of Californians. It led theorists on a quest to understand why many diseases - including typhoid, measles, polio, malaria, even cancer - take so...
Related topics: Religion, Malaria, Cancer, Oncology

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Typhoid Fever Toxin Has A Sweet Tooth

Although the insidious bacterium Salmonella typhi has been around for centuries, very little is actually known about its molecular mechanisms. A new study from researchers at the College of Veterinary Medicine addresses this knowledge gap and may...
Related topics: Salmonella, Medical Research

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Cholesterol-lowering Drugs May Fight Infectious Disease

Scientists found a gene variant that affects cholesterol levels also could increase the risk of contracting typhoid fever. A common cholesterol-lowering drug could protect animal models against Salmonella Typhi, the culprit behind the potentially...
Related topics: Cholesterol, Genetics, Salmonella

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Intestinal Pathogen Drops Gene, Spreads Through Body — And Sub-saharan Africa

Typhoid fever, caused by a strain of the bacterial pathogen Salmonella, is thought to have wiped out one-third of the population of Athens in 430 B.C. and continues to afflict millions of people worldwide. These days, the industrialized...
Related topics: Genetics, Bacteria, Salmonella

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Key Step In Process Of Shigella Infection Identified

Researchers have discovered a key mechanism used by Shigella to delivery proteins into target host cells. Their findings may apply to additional bacterial species, including those responsible for typhoid fever, bubonic plague and many...
Related topics: Medical Research, Proteins, Bacteria

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Zimbabwe Typhoid Fever Outbreak 2016: Harare Confirms Six Cases Of Deadly Disease

Zimbabwe’s capital and most populous city has been hit with several cases of typhoid fever, speaking fears of a major outbreak. Harare City Health Director Prosper Chonzi said Wednesday that six cases of the disease had been confirmed in the past...

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Health Highlights: Nov. 4, 2015

Number of E. Coli Cases in Oregon, Washington Hits 37: Health Officials Typhoid Fever Cases in Colorado Linked to Restaurant Depression Not Cause of Robin Wi
Related topics: Depression

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Three People Got Typhoid At A Colorado Qdoba

As inspectors track an E. coli outbreak at Chipotle restaurants in the Pacific Northwest, Colorado health officials confirmed this week that three people contracted typhoid fever after eating at a Qdoba Mexican restaurant in August. Two of the...
Related topics: Chipotle

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Medical News Today: Could Childhood Infections Increase Early Heart Attack Risk?

Infections experienced during childhood - including typhoid fever, measles and chicken pox - are linked to an increased risk of early heart attack in a new study.
Related topics: Medical Research

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Genocidal Environmentalists Try To Save World From Overpopulation On Nbc’s ‘blindspot’

On the latest episode of Blindspot, the protagonists find out that every major disease outbreak of the past half-decade has been the result of an intentional security breakdown at the CDC. Ebola, SARS, MRSA, Typhoid fever: they were all delivered...
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Ebola, Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccus Aureus

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