Vaccine against fatal salmonella moves closer

A vaccine against a fatal strain of salmonella could be developed thanks to research led by Dr Calman MacLennan from the University of Birmingham.

His research team has discovered a protective salmonella-specific antibody that develops in African children that may help them to fight nontyphoidal salmonella, which can kill up to a quarter of infants under two-years-old in parts of the developing world.

Dr Calman MacLennan, who carried out the work while working for the Universities of Liverpool and Malawi, hopes the study will help to develop a vaccine or a treatment for the disease.

 For more details see the University of Birmingham.