Traveller's diarrhea vaccine in development

Original broadcast date: May 18, 2009

Of great concern to many travelers is the prevention of infectious diseases such as typhoid, hepatitis A and B, malaria, and enterotoxigenic E. coli among others. Another common form of traveler’s diarrhea caused by the bacteria campylobacter jejuni is becoming resistant to antibiotic therapy. A research group from the University of Guelph has teamed up with the U.S. Navy to come up with a vaccine that could prevent the disease and published their findings in the March 2009 issue of the journal Infection and Immunity.

  • Dr. Mario Monteiro, PhD., professor of chemistry at the University of Guelph

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