Over the past decade, bloodstream infections (BSI) caused by nontyphoidal Salmonella have killed approximately 650,000 people globally. Salmonella is also the most frequently isolated pathogen in hospitalized patients diagnosed with community-onset BSI in Africa and Asia.
Authors of a February 2020 ImmunoTargets and Therapy article argue that immunoinformatics can help tackle three major concerns: emerging infectious disease, pathogens with antigenic variability, and personalized vaccines.
Antimicrobial resistance is a crisis that we must tackle with technologies built specifically to address its unique challenges. Clinical informatics software can play an important role in providing hospitals and labs with infectious disease data and insights, including visibility to the value and role of diagnostic tools in supporting antimicrobial stewardship.