Antibiotic resistant typhoid fever increases in Mumbai

Doctors in hospitals in Mumbai have noted that up to 70%-80% of the typhoid cases treated in the last few months have shown high resistance to the oral antibiotics usually used to treat the infection. Many patients have had to be hospitalized for prolonged treatment with intravenous antibiotics.

Travellers to this area should be aware of the risk of exposure to typhoid fever and take all necessary precautions to avoid consuming contaminated food and water.

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