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Multidrug resistant enteric fever in South Asia: unmet medical needs and opportunities.

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Parry, Christopher, Ribeiro, Isabela, Walia, Kamini, Rupali, Priscilla, Baker, Stephen and Basnyat, Buddha (2019) 'Multidrug resistant enteric fever in South Asia: unmet medical needs and opportunities.'. British Medical Journal (BMJ), Vol 364, k5322.

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Abstract

Enteric fever (typhoid) is the commonest bacterial bloodstream infection in South Asia.1 It is caused by Salmonella enterica serovars Typhi and Paratyphi A. Despite progress in controlling enteric fever in several parts of the world, it remains an important public health burden in South Asia. The incidence is estimated to be over 100 per 100 000 population. Around seven million people are affected each year in South Asia with about 75 000 deaths.2 However, these figures are likely to be an underestimate because of limitations in population based surveillance systems and reliable diagnostic methods

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QV Pharmacology > Anti-Bacterial Agents. Tissue Extracts > QV 354 Penicillins
QW Microbiology and Immunology > Bacteria > QW 138 Enterobacteriaceae
WA Public Health > WA 30 Socioeconomic factors in public health (General)
WB Practice of Medicine > Therapeutics > WB 330 Drug therapy
WC Communicable Diseases > Infection. Bacterial Infections > Enteric Infections > WC 260 Enterobacteriaceae and other enteric infections
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k5322
Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2019 18:18
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2019 10:51
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/10103

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