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WHO assesses the average risk of a typhus Salmonella outbreak worldwide

The World Health Organization has assessed the risk of the spread of Salmonella typhimurium (Typhimurium) in the European region and globally as an average risk, until information is available on the complete withdrawal of the products that caused the outbreak.

And he indicated in a statement that countries reporting infections have good case management capabilities and information on disease severity is still limited.

The organization recommended adhering to preventive measures to prevent the spread of infection, washing hands with soap and water, especially after touching pets and leaving in bathroom, make sure the food is cooked properly, avoid ice and (ice cream) unless it is made of drinking water and wash fruit and vegetables well.

It also called on countries that do not have sufficient sequencing capacity for Salmonella typhimurium to prepare and investigate antibiotic-resistant infections, in particularly those resistant to kanamycin / gentamicin, trimethoprim or cortimoxazole and chloramphenicol, and not to treat mild infections in Healthy individuals with antibiotics to avoid the emergence of resistant strains which could lead to the emergence of resistant strains.As a result, the drug may not be effective and severe cases can be treated with electrolyte replacement to provide electrolytes such as sodium , potassium and chloride ions lost with vomiting and diarrhea.

It is currently at the studio an international outbreak of antibiotic-resistant monophasic Salmonella typhi associated with chocolate products, after more than 150 cases of infection among children under the age of ten were reported to the World Health Organization in 11 countries in Europe and the United States of America Investigations: Salmonella outbreak in milk tanks in a chocolate factory in Belgium which exported its products in 113 countries.

The International Food Safety Network has issued a global warning to withdraw these products from the market and, according to analyzes by the Health Security Agency in the UK, the strain they spread is resistant to six types of antibiotics, which are penicillin, the aminoglycosides (streptomycin, tetracycline, spectinomycin, kanamycin and gentamicin), phenol, sulfonamides and trimetocycline.


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