Typhoid fever and other invasive salmonelloses remain a major public health concern, primarily in low- and middle-income countries in Asia and Africa, where transmission occurs through contaminated food or water. However, recent developments in research, policy, and implementation offer newfound optimism for prevention and control. Now, more than ever, a coordinated and multisectoral global response is needed. To chart the course to meet the challenges ahead, the Coalition against Typhoid, housed at the Sabin Vaccine Institute, virtually organized the 12th International Conference on Typhoid and Other Invasive Salmonelloses from December 7 to 9, 2021. This commentary provides an overview of the conference's significant findings, highlighting barriers and opportunities for prevention and control. Topics covered include diagnostics advancements, improved data methodologies for a better understanding of the disease burden, the incorporation of environmental surveillance and genomics, the threat of drug resistance, and the use of typhoid conjugate vaccines alongside other integrated solutions.
- enteric fever
- invasive nontyphoidal salmonella disease
- salmonella paratyphi
- salmonella typhi