Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Do studies underestimate the prevalence of typhoid?

Blood culture surveillance programs are critical for estimating the prevalence of typhoid and paratyphoid fevers, but cases can be missed when patients don't seek medical care, or seek medical care and don't have a blood ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Some gut bacteria may protect against intestinal infection

Scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have for the first time found evidence that the presence of a key species in the human gut microbiome is associated with protection from infection with typhoid fever. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Typhoid outbreak—genetic cause of extensive drug resistance found

The genetic cause behind a strain of typhoid's resistance to five classes of antibiotics has been uncovered by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute and their collaborators at Public Health England and Aga Khan University, ...

Medications

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may fight infectious disease

That statin you've been taking to lower your risk of heart attack or stroke may one day pull double duty, providing protection against a whole host of infectious diseases, including typhoid fever, chlamydia, and malaria.

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