Learn More about the diseases we help prevent

Each year vaccines are responsible for the prevention of millions of deaths and for the protection of the health of millions more.1 At Bavarian Nordic, we are focused on the prevention of rabies, cholera, typhoid, and mpox. Our commitment to safeguarding people against infectious disease continues to inspire collaborations and innovation to drive the discovery of vaccines to help meet unmet medical needs.

Rabies 2,3

Found on all continents, except Antarctica Causes ~59,000 deaths globally each year and is nearly 100% fatal once clinical symptoms appear

Cholera 7

~1.3–4.0 million cases of cholera occur worldwide each year

Up to 143,000 deaths are attributed to cholera worldwide each year


~11–21 million cases of typhoid fever occur worldwide each year, with ~85% of cases in the US occurring among international travelers

~135,000–230,000 deaths are attributed to typhoid and paratyphoid fever worldwide each year

MPOX 4,5

>90,000 cases have been reported globally since the start of the 2022-2023 outbreak >150 deaths have been reported globally since the start of the 2022-2023 outbreak

  1. World Health Organization (WHO). Vaccines and immunization. Accessed March, 2024. https://www.who.int/health-topics/vaccines-and-immunization#tab=tab_1
  2. CDC Yellow Book 2024: Rabies. Accessed March, 2024. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2024/infections-diseases/rabies
  3. Rao AK, Briggs D, Moore SM, et al. Use of a modified preexposure prophylaxis vaccination schedule to prevent human rabies: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices - United States, 2022. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2022;71(18):619-627.
  4. World Health Organization. 2022-23 Mpox (Monkeypox) outbreak: global trends. Accessed March, 2024. https://worldhealthorg.shinyapps.io/mpx_global/.
  5. Mpox photo sourced from the Centers for Disease Control.
  6. CDC Yellow Book 2024: Typhoid & paratyphoid fever. Accessed March, 2024. https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2024/infections-diseases/typhoid-and-paratyphoid-fever
  7. World Health Organization. Cholera Fact Sheet. Accessed March, 2024. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/cholera