In a shocking turn of events, the menacing grip of antibiotic-resistant typhoid has reached the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, following its devastating presence in Sindh, Punjab, and Islamabad.
Over the past two months, a staggering 10,000 cases of typhoid, immune to antibiotics, have been reported throughout the province, raising alarm bells among health officials and the general public alike.
Dr. Arshad Ali, the Director of Health Department in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, revealed that the city of Peshawar alone accounted for a staggering 1,600 cases of typhoid. This relentless spread of the disease has rendered certain antibiotics ineffective in combating its ferocity, posing a serious threat to public health.
According to the Health Department Director, the current wave of typhoid is impervious to certain antibiotics, which fail to treat the infection. The lack of proper hygiene practices further exacerbates the transmission of this debilitating disease, which puts others at risk.
Dr. Ali emphasized that contaminated water and unhygienic food practices contribute to the rapid escalation of this antibiotic-resistant typhoid outbreak.