HAN advisory over drug-resistant typhoid cases in USA

The CDC is investigating nine cases of extensively-resistant (XDR) typhoid fever in US residents who had no history of travel (eight were from 2020). Surveillance of the strain was initiated in 2018 and since then, 71 cases have been recorded – 58 involved travel to Pakistan in the preceding 30 days. The HAN report also noted that an ‘unrelated cluster of ceftriaxone-resistant Typhi infections linked to Iraq has been reported in the United States and the United Kingdom’.  Read More

Affected Regions

North America