Antibiotics against severe salmonella infections in Africa increasingly ineffective

Posted by on June 14, 2016 3:44 pm
Categories: health

Salmonella infections in the bloodstream, caused by Salmonella enterica bacteria, are still the cause of many deaths in southern regions and Southeast Asia. Children between the age of two and five years are particularly affected. Treating these infections could become a growing problem owing to increasing antibiotic resistance. Scientists have now confirmed that even the newer generations of antibiotics are becoming less and less effective.

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