In recent years, there has been an increase in cases of extreme antibiotic resistance in typhoid, particularly in regions such as South Asia and South-East Asia, East, and Southern Africa spreading to countries including the United States, the UK, and Canada.
Extreme antibiotic resistance in typhoid refers to the ability of the bacteria that causes typhoid fever, Salmonella Typhi, to resist multiple antibiotics, making it difficult to treat the infection. This can occur due to several reasons, including the overuse and misuse of antibiotics, which can lead to the development of resistance, as well as the genetic ability of the bacteria to acquire and transfer resistance genes
To address extreme antibiotic resistance in typhoid, it is important to promote the appropriate use of antibiotics, such as by reducing unnecessary prescriptions, using narrower-spectrum antibiotics, and ensuring that antibiotics are used at the correct dose and for the appropriate duration. Additionally, efforts to develop new antibiotics and other treatment options for typhoid fever are also ongoing
Reszon Typhoid Rapid lgM Test Kit and Reszon Typhoid Rapid lgG/lgM (Combo) Test Kit are immunochromatographic assays designed for the qualitative detection of Typhoid fever. Reszon Typhoid Rapid IgM Test Kit is designed to detect specific IgM antibodies against a specific Salmonella typhi antigen in human serum, plasma, or whole blood specimens. Reszon Typhoid Rapid lgG/lgM (Combo) Test Kit is intended for qualitative detection and differentiation of specific IgM and IgG antibodies against specific Salmonella typhi OMP antigens in human serum or plasma specimens.
Both test kits are available in the packing size of 25 tests per kit and are intended to be used by a medical professional for early diagnosis of Typhoid fever.
- Priya Joi (2023) “Routine vaccines, extraordinary impact: Typhoid” Accessed on 17th March 2023
- Emily Henderson (2022) “Bacteria causing typhoid fever are highly developing antibiotic resistance” Accessed on 17th March 2023
- Net (2022) “‘Global response’ needed as typhoid evades antibiotics” Accessed on 17th March 2023