Resisting arrest

Resisting arrest the typhoid bacterium has become resistant to antibiotics, shows a two-year-long study by researchers from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (aiims), New Delhi. The main reason behind the phenomenon is indiscriminate use of antibiotics. For example, ciprofloxacin, the drug presently being used widely to fight typhoid, is also a treatment for fevers, tuberculosis and even livestock diseases. As a result, the typhoid bacterium, Salmonella typhi, has developed resistance against it. In 1989, it was found that the bacterium had become resistant to chloromycetin

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