Salmonella enterica serovars are responsible for the life-threatening, fatal, invasive diseases that are common in children and young adults. According to the most recent estimates, globally, there are approximately 11–20 million cases of morbidity and between 128,000 and 161,000 mortality per year. The high incidence rates of diseases like typhoid, caused by the serovars Typhi and Paratyphi, and gastroenteritis, caused by the non-typhoidal Salmonellae, have become worse, with the ever-increasing pathogenic strains being resistant to fluoroquinolones or almost even the third generation cephalosporins, such as ciprofloxacin and ceftriaxone. With vaccination still being one of the chosen methods of eradicating this disease, identification of candidate proteins, to be utilized for effective molecular vaccines, has probably remained a challenging issue. In our study here, we portray the usage of computational tools to analyze and predict potential vaccine candidate(s) for the multi-drug resistant serovars of S. enterica.
Part of the book: Salmonella spp