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Antimicrobial Resistance

The Growing Threat of Candida Auris

The Growing Threat of Candida Auris

Over the past decade or so, there has been a concerning emergence of a drug-resistant fungus known as Candida auris that has had impacts in the US and abroad.

XDR Typhoid in Pakistan Poses “Public Health Concern”

XDR Typhoid in Pakistan Poses “Public Health Concern”

We provide an update to an outbreak of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid fever in Pakistan. Cases have more than doubled since July 2018, prompting the WHO to issue new recommendations to contain the outbreak and prevent further antimicrobial resistance.

XDR Typhoid Fever in Pakistan

XDR Typhoid Fever in Pakistan

While the incidence of isolated cases and limited outbreaks of drug-resistant infections have risen in recent years, sustained transmission of these infections are more rare. An ongoing outbreak of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid fever in Pakistan illustrates the growing threat posed by drug-resistant pathogens.