Typhoid in Pakistan.

 
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Byline: IMRAN RASHEED,

Typhoid is a highly contagious disease that spreads more quickly and easily when people live in crowded neighborhoods with weak water and sanitation infrastructure. Unfortunately, Pakistan has been plagued by an outbreak of extremely resistant typhoid fever. A report from WHO describes an ongoing outbreak of typhoid fever in the Sindh province of Pakistan that has been going on since November 2016.

It was first discovered in the Hyderabad district, but has since spread to Karachi. It was newly estimated that 10,195 cases of extensive drug resistant (XDR) typhoid have been reported in Sindh from November 2016 to August 2019. Most of these cases were reported in Karachi and Hyderabad. No one can denied the fact that Pakistan and India are the most affected countries in Asia.

In 2017, 63 percent of typhoid cases and 70 percent of typhoid deaths in Pakistan were among children younger than 15 years of age. I really appreciate Pakistan which has become the first country in the world to...

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