Intestinal Disease Killing 45% Of Infected In Africa

A new deadly intestinal disease has spread through South Africa, aided by the mutation of conditions such as HIV.

The finding comes in a genetic comparison of variants of Salmonella Typhimurium, one of the Salmonella family of stomach bugs.

In Africa this non-typhoidal salmonella, which affects this continent more than others is responsible for between 22 and 45% of those infected. In the rest of the world death by salmonella is about 1%.

The first strain of the germ was discovered 52 years ago with a second wave coming 17 years after.

Africa remains the most susceptible to HIV with the continent registering the highest rates of infection. This news will not help matters.