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.
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.
The confluence of COVID-19 with flu season in communities where both viruses are circulating presents significant challenges with diagnosis especially. While there has been substantial interest in the ability to diagnose COVID-19 based on symptoms, not all symptoms have been described or are well understood.