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Enteric fever continues to be a common and serious problem worldwide, and the need for reliable and cheap alternatives to culture methods for diagnosis remains. Epidemics of different strains may coexist in the same geographical area and the rapid emergence of resistance to fluoroquinolones, independent of plasmid mediated multidrug resistance, means that alternative drugs for chemotherapy are also needed.

Original publication

DOI

10.1097/00001432-199810000-00010

Type

Journal

Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases

Publication Date

01/01/1998

Volume

11

Pages

583 - 590