Introduction

 

Courtesy of War on Water

Courtesy of War on Water

Typhoid outbreaks accounted for a large portion of the mortality in the United States during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The analysis of historical outbreaks is critical to understand the impact that typhoid had on reforming public health and sanitation practices that are still in use today. Typhoid and other waterbourne diseases still account for a large portion of the mortality in developing nations across the globe and are a reminder of the significance that water plays on our health.The implications of eradicating typhoid fever reach far beyond the disease itself and will continue impact the field of public health as the search for a solution continues.