Which vaccines are used to prevent bacterial gastroenteritis?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Jennifer Lynn Bonheur, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Salmonella typhi vaccine is recommended for travelers to countries with a high incidence of this infection, persons with intimate exposure to a documented typhoid fever carrier, and workers with frequent exposure to these bacteria. Live attenuated, killed whole-cell, and capsular polysaccharide vaccines are available.

Vibrio vaccine is available but only protects 50% of immunized persons for 3-6 months. It is not indicated for widespread use.


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