Divyashree S., Nabarro E.B., Veeraraghavan B., & Rupali P.
Enteric fever is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in tropical areas worldwide. The Indian subcontinent bears the brunt of the disease, both in terms of absolute case numbers and drug-resistant strains. Recent phylogenetic studies suggest that the multidrug-resistant clade H58 originated in India and subsequently expanded through Asia and Africa. In Africa it caused unrecognized outbreaks in areas previously considered free of the disease. In this paper we discuss the current status of enteric fever in India, the factors preventing its control and its future directions in this rapidly developing nation. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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