Salmonella Typhi

Authored by: K. Prathyusha , R. Chaudhry

Manual of Security Sensitive Microbes and Toxins

Print publication date:  April  2014
Online publication date:  April  2014

Print ISBN: 9781466553965
eBook ISBN: 9781466553989
Adobe ISBN:

10.1201/b16752-36

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Abstract

Salmonella enterica subspecies enterica serotype Typhi causes typhoid fever leading to approximately 17 million cases annually [1]. Typhoid fever is an important cause of morbidity and mortality in crowded and unsanitary settings. Most cases are confined to the developing world. Cases in the West are usually associated with history of travel to endemic regions [2]. Typhoid is contracted by ingestion of food or water contaminated by fecal or urinary carriers excreting Salmonella Typhi. Though amenable to treatment with antimicrobials, emergence of drug resistance has resulted in a major setback in the management of typhoid.

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