Scientists 'amazed' at spread of typhoid 'superbug'

ConclusionThis study has provided information about the spread of a strain of typhoid called H58, which is commonly antibiotic-resistant, by looking at the genetics of samples collected between 1903 and 2013. It has shown that the strain was likely to have arisen in South Asia and then spread to Southeast Asia and Africa. The strain showed different patterns of antibiotic resistance in different regions – likely driven by different patterns in the use of antibiotics. While this study has not estimated the number of cases or deaths worldwide attributable to this strain specifically, there are reported to be 20-30 million cases of typhoid fever globally each year. The spread of antibiotic resistance is a major threat to human health, and studies like this can help us to monitor them and target treatment more effectively. Read more about the battle against antibacterial resistance and how we can all help do our bit.Analysis by Bazian. Edited by NHS Choices. Follow Behind the Headlines on Twitter. Join the Healthy Evidence forum. Links To The Headlines Drug-resistant typhoid 'concerning'. BBC News, May 11 2015Antibiotic-resistant typhoid spreading in silent epidemic, says study. The Guardian, May 11 2015Deadly typhoid superbug poses global threat after 'rapidly spreading' through Asia and Africa, experts warn. Mail Online, May 11 2015 Links To Science Wong VK, Baker S, Pickard DJ, et al. Phylogeographical analysis of the dominant multidrug-resistant H58 clade of S...
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Authors: Carbonell-Estrany X, Rodgers-Gray BS, Paes B Abstract INTRODUCTION: Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) causes approximately 120,000 deaths annually in children
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In conclusion, it remains unclear if brain-specific regional and temporal changes occur in the expression of the different APP variants during AD progression. Since APP is also found in blood cells, assessing the changes in APP mRNA expression in peripheral blood cells from AD patients has been considering an alternative. However, again the quantification of APP mRNA in peripheral blood cells has generated controversial results. Brain APP protein has been analyzed in only a few studies, probably as it is difficult to interpret the complex pattern of APP variants and fragments. We previously characterized the soluabl...
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Conclusions: As Karbala response to polio outbreak met the target global indicators and standards of polio surveillance. The circulation of the virus in this locality was interrupted and further transmission of the disease is unlikely.
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