Typhoid Affects Around 30 Million People a Year

May12

Drug-resistant ‘superbug’ strain of typhoid spreads worldwide


From the article:

An antibiotic-resistant “superbug” strain of typhoid fever has spread globally, driven by a single family of the bacteria, called H58, according to the findings of a large international study.

The research, involving some 74 scientists in almost two dozen countries, is one of the most comprehensive sets of genetic data on a human infectious agent and paints a worrying scene of an “ever-increasing public health threat”, they said.

From Wikipedia:

Typhoid fever

Typhoid fever, also known simply as typhoid, is a symptomatic bacterial infection due to Salmonella Typhi. Symptoms may vary from mild to severe and usually begin six to thirty days after exposure. Often there is a gradual onset of a high fever over several days. Weakness, abdominal pain, constipation, and headaches also commonly occur.

And:

Typhoid is spread by eating or drinking food or water contaminated with the feces of an infected person. Risk factors include poverty as a result of poor sanitation and poor hygiene.

Did you know…you can cut disease in your lifetime by 50% just by washing your hands?

Isn’t it incredible that poor or non-existent sanitation and poor hygiene still plague the world in 2015?

When the U.S. gives other nations money what is it being used for?

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/05/11/us-health-typhoid-idUSKBN0NW1E920150511

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Posted May 12, 2015 by Sue Says in category In the News

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