Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, November 30th, 2004
"Typhoid fever continues to remain a health problem as the causative organism Salmonella Typhi has developed resistance to many of the antibiotics used.
"This study was undertaken to determine the current pattern of resistance to antimicrobial agents and phage types of S. Typhi isolates obtained in a tertiary health care hospital in Pondicherry," scientists in India report.
"Blood culture was done for 1296 suspected cases of enteric fever and 157 strains of S. Typhi were isolated. Sensitivity to ampicillin, chloramphenicol,...
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