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Sindh reports more than 13,000 typhoid cases this year

Doctors say actual number is much higher

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November 21, 2019


Typhoid vaccine is completely safe: Sindh health department

All children admitted after vaccination discharged

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November 19, 2019


World’s first vaccine campaign against XDR typhoid begins in Sindh

It has spread to seven other countries from Pakistan

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November 16, 2019


Pakistan becomes first country to launch new typhoid vaccine

It will be used in Sindh first

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November 15, 2019


Why is drug-resistant typhoid becoming more common?

Around 10,000 people in Sindh, mostly from Karachi, affected

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November 9, 2019


Anti-typhoid campaign to begin in Sindh from Nov 18

Polio case response campaigns to be launched from Nov 4

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November 1, 2019


Toddler takes deadly Typhoid to Canada after Pakistan wedding

WHO recommends Typbar-TCV vaccine

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February 22, 2019


Study finds new superbug typhoid strain behind Pakistan outbreak

LONDON – An outbreak of typhoid fever in Pakistan is being caused by an extensively drug resistant “superbug” strain, a sign that treatment options for the bacterial disease are running out, scientists said on Tuesday. Researchers from Britain’s Wellcome Sanger Institute who analysed the genetics of the typhoid strain found it had mutated and acquired…

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February 20, 2018


USAID provides anti-typhoid syringes to Sindh govt

KARACHI: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is partnering with the Government of Sindh on a children’s anti-typhoid campaign by donating 250,000 syringes. After the Sindh Department of Health noticed a recent rise in the number of drug-resistant typhoid cases, it reached out to USAID for assistance. The syringes will help immunize over…

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February 6, 2018


Typhoid vaccine for infants ‘safe’: study

A trial vaccine against typhoid, a disease that kills more than 200,000 people every year, is safe for use, researchers said on Friday. Aimed at children under two, who are disproportionately affected, the vaccine may prevent more than half of all typhoid infections, they wrote in The Lancet medical journal. Dubbed Vi-TT, the vaccine studied…

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September 29, 2017


Sierra Leone appeals for urgent help after deadly floods and fear of disease outbreak

NEWS DESK: Sierra Leone’s president issued a desperate appeal for help, a day after flooding ravaged the country’s capital, killing more than 300 people and leaving hundreds more missing, reported AFP. President Ernest Bai Koroma fought back tears and said the devastation was ‘overwhelming us’, as he toured Regent, one of the worst-hit areas. “Entire…

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August 16, 2017


Typhoid outbreak hits Zimbabwe

HARARE: At least 90 people were admitted to hospital and over 600 affected in a typhoid outbreak in the Zimbabwean capital Harare, a health official said on Tuesday.”We have attended to over 600 cases in Kuwadzana alone,” city health director Prosper Chonzi was quoted as saying in the state-owned Herald newspaper.”We have confirmed that the…

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