Typhoid Affects Around 30 Million People a Year
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.
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.
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?