Table 1.

MICs and MBCs of bile for S. typhimuriumand S. typhi

OrganismStrainMIC (% bile)MBC (% bile)
S. typhimurium 14028s18>60a
S. typhi Ty21218
Clinical isolate1218
Clinical isolate1218
  • a Low numbers of survivors (∼1%) were detectable at this concentration of bile, although the major reduction in survival occurred at a bile concentration of 42%.