The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that it has identified nine US cases of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid fever that aren’t linked to travel. The news came in a Health Advisory issued late last week by the CDC, which said that, as of Jan 14, it has received 71 reports of XDR typhoid infections in the United States dating back to 2018, when surveillance for the pathogen began. Of the 67 patients with a travel history, 58 reported travel to Pakistan in the 30 days before their illness began. Nine patients from six states reported no travel to Pakistan or any other country. Case reporting for 2020 is not yet complete, the agency said, and the investigation is ongoing.

 

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