Typhus vaccine

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Typhus vaccine
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Typhus vaccine developed by Rudolf Weigl
Vaccine description
Target diseaseTyphus
TypeKilled/Inactivated
Clinical data
ATC code
Identifiers
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Typhus vaccines are vaccines developed to protect against typhus.[1] As of 2017 they are not commercially available.[2][3][4]

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. ^ "Epidemic Typhus". www.cdc.gov. 7 March 2017. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  3. ^ "Murine Typhus". www.cdc.gov. Retrieved 26 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Scrub Typhus". www.cdc.gov. 7 March 2017. Retrieved 26 March 2017.