Dreams of Eradication - The Global History of Typhoid Surveillance and Control, 1920-2000

1:00pm - 2:00pm / Tuesday 25th June 2019 / Venue: Lecture Theatre 3 Life Sciences Building
Type: Seminar / Category: Research
  • Suitable for: Staff and students with an interest in functional and comparative genomics
  • Admission: Free
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Speaker: Claas Kirchhelle (University of Oxford)

My presentation explores the history of 20th century typhoid control. It focuses on the impact new surveillance and medical technologies like bacteriophage-typing, vaccines, and antimicrobials had on international control campaigns; discusses the biological, political, and economic factors fragmenting control efforts outside of high income countries; and highlights the potential of new interdisciplinary studies on the biosocial dimensions of infectious disease for current research and health policy.