Drug-resistant typhoid cases rise, say scientists

  24 October 2021

Scientists have warned of a “dramatic” increase in the number of multidrug-resistant typhoid, a bacterial disease spread through contaminated food, water, or close contact.

A three-year case-control study on more than 13,000 children, aged less than 16 in an informal settlement in Nairobi county, revealed that more are getting infected with the hard-to-treat typhoid, further creating a burden on the health system.

Further reading: The EastAfrican
Author(s): Elizabeth Merab
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