Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rapid test delineates diseases with similar symptoms

Malaria and typhoid fever are major health problems in tropical regions, but accurate diagnosis is often hampered by overlapping or nonspecific symptoms and limited access to diagnostics. Now, NIBIB-funded scientists have ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vaccine shows promise against typhoid in South Asia

A typhoid vaccine shown in trials to be 79 percent effective, even after two years, is being recommended for use across South Asia, where the food and waterborne disease is widespread.

Medications

COVID-19 boosted excess sale of antibiotics in India

The first wave of COVID-19 in 2020 in India saw a substantial increase in the sale of antibiotic formulations used in adults and adolescents, especially azithromycin, says a study.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID strikes clergy as they comfort pandemic's sick and dying

The Rev. Jose Luis Garayoa survived typhoid fever, malaria, a kidnapping and the Ebola crisis as a missionary in Sierra Leone, only to die of COVID-19 after tending to the people of his Texas church who were sick from the ...

Medical research

Study finds key mechanism for how typhoid bacteria infects

A new study has uncovered key details for how the Salmonella bacteria that causes typhoid fever identifies a host's immune cells and delivers toxins that disrupt the immune system and allow the pathogen to spread.

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 ...

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