Illustration of typhoid

Salmonella enteria serovar Typhi. Illustration by James Archer, 2019, CDC/ Antibiotic Resistance Coordination and Strategy Unit

Typhoidland is an exhibition about the past, present, and future of typhoid control. Organized by researchers from University of Oxford and the David J. Sencer CDC Museum, this international exhibition takes visitors on a journey through 200 years of thinking and managing infectious disease.

A mix of award-winning animations and photographs highlight the threat typhoid once posed to the U.S.  Unique historical artifacts such as the carrier card of America’s most famous typhoid victim, (Typhoid) Mary Mallon, also reveal the dilemmas and stigmatization involved in managing “healthy” asymptomatic carriers. The exhibition shows how clean water, laboratory surveillance, and cutting-edge vaccine research eventually brought typhoid under control in the U.S.  Looking beyond America, Typhoidland warns about the ongoing challenge of typhoid control in other countries, the growing threat posed by antibiotic resistant infections, and the need for improved international disease control.

This exhibition is organized by the Oxford Martin School, Oxford Vaccine Group, the David J. Sencer CDC Museum, and University College Dublin School of History.  It is supported by the New Venture Fund.