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UM vaccine center to spread the word about typhoid fever treatment

UM vaccine center to spread the word about typhoid fever treatment

The University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Vaccine Development has been awarded a $36.9 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to promote vaccines for typhoid fever, which kills a quarter million people a year worldwide.

The money will go toward the Typhoid Vaccine Acceleration Consortium, a partnership with the Oxford Vaccine Group at the University of Oxford and PATH, a global health organization based in Seattle.

The groups will work with governments and policymakers to introduce vaccines in developing countries with high levels of typhoid in hopes of reducing the health and economic consequences of the disease. Typhoid vaccines are...

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