Untreatable strains of typhoid threaten a new global health emergency that needs urgent collective action, experts warn.   The researchers from Oxford Martin School are calling for global health institutions to dedicate new resources to tackling typhoid.

They say it has become a neglected disease of poorer countries following its elimination in many high-income countries.   Scientists argue the rising antimicrobial resistance and the ongoing outbreak of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid in Pakistan should be a wake-up call to the international community.

 

Credit: Janice Haney Carr CDC

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