In a follow-up report on the typhoid fever outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) reports in 2022, from epidemiological week 1 to 20 (ending 22 May 2022), 755,014 suspected cases of typhoid fever including 376 deaths were recorded in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
In 2021, from Epi week 1 to 49, 1,380,955 suspected cases of typhoid fever have been reported including 502 deaths (CFR 0.03%).
Typhoid fever, caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi, is a life-threatening bacterial infection. Typhoid fever is still common in the developing world, where it affects about 21 million people annually.
Salmonella typhi lives only in humans. Persons…
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