Typhus vaccine

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Not to be confused with typhoid vaccine.
Typhus vaccine
Vaccine description
Target disease Typhus
Type Killed/Inactivated
ATC code J07AR01 (WHO)
ChemSpider none
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Typhus vaccines are vaccines developed to protect against typhus.[1][2]

One typhus vaccine consists of formaldehyde-inactivated Rickettsia prowazekii. Two doses are injected subcutaneously four weeks apart. Booster doses are required every six to twelve months.

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  1. ^ Chattopadhyay S, Richards AL (2007). "Scrub typhus vaccines: past history and recent developments". Hum Vaccin. 3 (3): 73–80. doi:10.4161/hv.3.3.4009. PMID 17375000. 
  2. ^ Xu G, Chattopadhyay S, Jiang J, et al. (December 2005). "Short- and long-term immune responses of CD-1 outbred mice to the scrub typhus DNA vaccine candidate: p47Kp". Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. 1063: 266–9. doi:10.1196/annals.1355.043. PMID 16481526.