KARACHI: The Sindh government on Monday launched an anti-XDR typhoid awareness campaign.

As per details, a week-long awareness campaign has started from Hyderabad.

Sindh Health Minister Dr Azra Fazal Pechuho also announced that the provincial government will commence an anti-XDR typhoid mass vaccination campaign from next month.

It must be noted that Sindh Health Care Commission (SHCC) has registered around 8,000 cases of multi-drug resistant typhoid in the province since the first case was reported in November 2016 in Hyderabad.

Lack of sanitation has caused the rapid spread of XDR typhoid fever in the province.

The typhoid is a serious water-borne infection, which is caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhoid that spreads through contaminated food and water.

Around 69 per cent of cases of XDR typhoid have been reported in Karachi, 27 per cent in Hyderabad and 4 per cent in other districts of Sindh.