Reflecting on an international health issue that has appeared in the media recently. Could this issue have been prevented? Why or why not?
One really recent issue that has come up is that of HIV infections causing Salmonella to mutate with less restriction into more dangerous strains. Epidemiological reports suggest that the rate of Salmonella infections are rising in areas where infections of HIV are common. It also appears that the strains of Salmonella in these areas are becoming different from the known strain – they’re mutating.
Typically Salmonella is handled by the human immune system (albeit with a number of very unpleasant side effects …