The Health Protection Surveillance Centre in Ireland reported an increase in typhoid fever notifications in travellers returning from Pakistan. Australia, Canada, Denmark, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States are some of the countries which have also detected XDR typhoid fever cases among travellers returning from Pakistan.

The Health Protection Surveillance Centre in Ireland reported an increase in typhoid fever notifications in travellers returning from Pakistan. According to the Irish authorities and as of week 38, 23 cases of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi) cases have been notified in 2019, out of which 12 had a recent travel history to Pakistan and seven were below 15-years of age. Three of the 12 cases of typhoid fever with travel history in Pakistan were infected with extensively drug-resistant (XDR) strains. This is the first time that cases of XDR typhoid fever have been identified by the national reference laboratory in Ireland.

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