Health experts warn that an antibiotic resistant typhoid “superbug” is speedily spreading all around the world. Thus far, it has successfully replaced ordinary typhoid in several regions.
Typhoid is one of the most common infections in developing countries. It usually spread through contaminated food or water. It enters into blood through intestine. Some of its prominent symptoms are abdominal tenderness, bloody stools, chills and severe fatigue.
As per the report from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 400 people suffer from typhoid every year. It kills more than 200, 00 people all around the globe.
A team of 74 scientists from Wellcom Trust was analyzing antibiotic strains of bacteria. They accumulated bacteria samples from 63 different countries. The close study reveals that current antibiotics cannot fight with half of the included bacteria. Hence, complete dependence of such treatments is not a wise decision.
Moreover, the study proposes that a drug-resistant bacteria has entirely transformed the genetic structure of typhoid. It belongs to the family of H58 bacteria. It has been active since last several decades.
Dr. Kathryn Holt, researcher from the University of Melbourne, discussed the matter. He notifies that the common typhoid has changed its gene into an antimicrobial resistance one. It poses a serious threat to the entire world.