Health risk: DHO short of typhoid vaccine since 11 months

Monday, April 28, 2014

For the residents of the provincial capital, heading to roadside stalls for a cold drink or quick bite will not be such a good idea this summer, especially if they have not had a shot of the typhoid vaccine. And given the current shortage of said vaccines, most Peshawarites are probably already at risk for contracting this debilitating disease.

The impending summer and monsoon seasons bring with them a variety of water-borne diseases, including the typhoid fever, which is a severe bacterial infection contracted by the ingestion of food or water contaminated with the feces of an infected person.

Typhoid vaccine is used as a preventative measure and as a booster for those at risk.

Source: The Express Tribune (link opens in a new window)

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