Research and analysis

Salmonella Typhi resistant to third-generation cephalosporins

S. Typhi resistant to third-generation cephalosporins, first isolated from a traveller returning to the UK from Pakistan, first reported in April 2017.


Salmonella Typhi resistant to third-generation cephalosporins isolated in England from a traveller returning from Pakistan

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In December 2017, PHE’s Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections reference unit issued an alert urging public health laboratories to screen all presumptive isolates of S. Typhi and S. Paratyphi for resistance to third-generation cephalosporins and to refer presumptive isolates to the Gastrointestinal Bacteria Reference Unit to enable continuous surveillance of genetic resistance markers.

Published 22 December 2017