Emergence of a highly resistant typhoid strain: a new global health challenge


Fatima Khunsha, Shabbir Osama and Ochani Rohan Kumar


In order to prevent a further rise in antibiotic resistance, it is essential to raise awareness regarding overuse of antibiotics, ban over the counter supply and design treatment guidelines which limit their use. With the increasing number of cases, there is an urgent need for antibiotic resistance to be brought to light in order to promote rigorous research for the development of newer drugs to combat resistant typhoid strains. If the public health authorities and the general population acknowledge the severity of this issue, this outbreak could steadily be controlled, and lives may be saved.

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