Accession Number:

ADA153979

Title:

Studies to Control Endemic Typhoid Fever in Chile

Descriptive Note:

Rept. no. 2 (Annual) 1 Jan-31 Dec 1982

Corporate Author:

MARYLAND UNIV BALTIMORE CENTER FOR VACCINE DEVELOPMENT

Report Date:

1983-01-30

Pagination or Media Count:

64.0

Abstract:

A multi-faceted program of applied research was undertaken to control endemic typhoid fever in Santiago, Chile. These studies included 1 A CaseControl study to identify risk factors and incriminate specific vehicles involved in transmission of S. typhi. 2 Prevalence of chronic S. typhi carriers in persons with cholecystitis. 3 Simple serologic and other screening tests to identify chronic S. typhi carriers. 4 A simple, practical, non- surgical treatment for chronic S. typhi carriers. 5 An evaluation of the sensitivity and specificity of diagnosing acute typhoid fever by identifying Vi antigen in urine. 6 A field-trial of Ty21a attenuated S. typhi vaccine. Keywords Salmonellosis Immunization and Epidemiology, and Vi antigen.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE