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US warns travellers against drug-resistant typhoid fever in Pakistan

WASHINGTON: The United States (US) on Wednesday issued a health warning against the outbreak of an “extensively drug-resistant” typhoid fever.

US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised travellers to take extra precautions while visiting “Pakistan or anywhere else in South Asia”.

The CDC said, “All travellers to Pakistan are at risk of getting XDR typhoid fever.”

“Those who are visiting friends or relatives are at higher risk than are tourists and business travellers,” the centre added.

The outbreak of the XDR typhoid fever began in Hyderabad in 2016.

The fever spread to several cities and districts including Karachi and several deaths have reportedly occurred due to it.



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