What Have We Learned From the Typhoid Fever Surveillance in Africa Program?


Baker, S; Hombach, J; Marks, F; (2016) What Have We Learned From the Typhoid Fever Surveillance in Africa Program? Clinical infectious diseases, 62 Suppl 1. S1-3. ISSN 1058-4838 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/civ675

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Abstract

The Typhoid Fever Surveillance in Africa Program (TSAP) was established in 2009 to fill the data void concerning invasive Salmonella disease in sub-Saharan Africa, and to specifically estimate the burden of bloodstream infections caused by the key pathogen, Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi. TSAP has achieved this ambitious target, finding high incidences of typhoid fever in both rural and urban populations in several countries in sub-Saharan Africa. The results of TSAP will undoubtedly dictate the direction of future typhoid fever research in Africa, and at last provides a key piece of the disease burden jigsaw puzzle. With the dawn of new Vi conjugate vaccines against Salmonella Typhi, the next priority for the typhoid community must be providing the required data on these vaccines so they can be licensed and provided to those in high-risk groups and locations across sub-Saharan Africa.

Item Type: Article
Faculty and Department: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases > Dept of Pathogen Molecular Biology
PubMed ID: 26933014
Web of Science ID: 371712500001
URI: http://researchonline.lshtm.ac.uk/id/eprint/2534303

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