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Typhoid Fever

Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi.  In the United States about 400 cases occur each year, and 75% of these are acquired while traveling internationally.  Typhoid fever is still common in the developing world, where it affects about 21.5 million persons each year. Typhoid fever can be prevented and […]

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Emergence of a New Antibiotic Resistant Organism

Tourist seeking treatment in India, Pakistan, and the UK are bringing home a dangerous type of bacterial infection that is resistant to nearly all antibiotics, according to an article released today in The Lancet (www.lancet.com).  Doctors have identified 29 patients in the United Kingdom (UK) with this new resistant bacteria.  Most of the individuals have […]

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