Typhoid: the green book, chapter 33

Typhoid immunisation information for public health professionals, including updates.


Typhoid: the green book, chapter 33

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This document provides information on typhoid fever, as well as the history and epidemiology of the disease.

Typhoid fever is a systemic infection caused by the gram-negative bacterium Salmonella enterica, subspecies enterica, serotype typhi.

Paratyphoid fever is an illness clinically similar but usually less severe than typhoid and is caused by S. paratyphi A, B and C.

The green book contains further chapters on vaccines and vaccination procedures in the UK.

Published 20 March 2013
Last updated 3 April 2020 + show all updates
  1. Added revised chapter: Ty21a / Vivotif vaccine supplier contact details updated.

  2. Updated chapter to include information on the background and epidemiology of the disease.

  3. Change of manufacturer for Vivotif (oral typhoid vaccine).

  4. Uploaded updated chapter 33 and patch to chapter, dated 24 October 2014.

  5. Updated the Body text to include a link to National Archives (chapter update patches) and NHS Choices.

  6. First published.