Phage Typing, Biotyping & Antimicrobial Resistance Profile of Salmonella Enterica Serotype Typhi from Kolkata.

Phage Typing, Biotyping & Antimicrobial Resistance Profile of Salmonella Enterica Serotype Typhi from Kolkata.

Background & objectives: Kolkata and its suburbs in eastern India are known to he endemic for typhoid fever. The objective of this study was to determine phage types, biotypes and antimicrobial resistance patterns of Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi isolated during the period 2003-2005 from a prospective surveillance for typhoid fever in two urban slums in Kolkata. Methods: A total of 195 Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi isolated from blood cultures were phage typed, biotyped and tested for their antimicrobial susceptibility profile.

Phage Typing, Biotyping & Antimicrobial Resistance Profile of Salmonella Enterica Serotype Typhi from Kolkata.

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