Drug Resistant Typhoid, the Current Face of Antimicrobial Resistance

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

A strain of typhoid that is currently spreading through Pakistan is resistant to five different antibiotics, more than any previous outbreak. So far there have been 850 cases across 14 districts since 2016. The strain is expected to disseminate globally and replace weaker strains. Only azithromycin has been identified as a successful treatment. Pakistan is no stranger to Typhoid outbreaks, … Read More

Alyssa GovindanDrug Resistant Typhoid, the Current Face of Antimicrobial Resistance

Remember when 100 healthy volunteers swallowed live typhoid bacteria?

Alyssa GovindanNews Around Global Health

Well, the vaccine being tested during that trial, Typbar TCV, the world’s first conjugate typhoid vaccine, has been approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). In 2016 alone, there were an estimated 130,000 deaths from typhoid. As the potential for antimicrobial resistance increases, so too does the incidence of multi-drug resistant typhoid. This vaccine gives hope to those working to … Read More

Alyssa GovindanRemember when 100 healthy volunteers swallowed live typhoid bacteria?