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Global Health
November 21, 2012

Deadly Salmonella Strain

JAMA. 2012;308(19):1963. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.14951

A new form of Salmonella that is causing deadly invasive nontyphoidal salmonella (iNTS) disease throughout sub-Saharan Africa seems to be facilitated by the HIV epidemic and the bacteria's acquisition of drug-resistance genes, according to a report from an international team of researchers (Okoro CK et al. Nat Genet. doi: 10.1038/ng.2423 [published online September 30, 2012]).