According to the World Health Organization, Pakistan has one of the highest burdens of typhoid fever in the world, with an estimated 11 million cases and over 60,000 deaths annually.
Typhoid fever is a bacterial infection that is transmitted through the ingestion of contaminated food or water and is often associated with poor sanitation and hygiene. In Pakistan, outbreaks of typhoid fever typically occur in the summertime and peak monsoon seasons, when there is an increased risk of water contamination due to flooding and poor sanitation.
To address the burden of typhoid fever in Pakistan, the government and international partners have implemented various strategies, such as improving access to safe water and sanitation, promoting hygiene education, and increasing vaccination coverage. In 2019, a new typhoid vaccine was introduced in Pakistan, which has the potential to significantly reduce the incidence of the disease.
Unfortunately, Pakistan lacks the resources required for drug development, and the international community is limiting financing of research for the drug-resistant typhoid strain. Thus, the burden of typhoid fever remains high in Pakistan and ongoing efforts are needed to address the underlying risk factors and improve access to effective prevention and treatment.
Reszon Typhoid Rapid lgM Test Kit and Reszon Typhoid Rapid lgG/lgM (Combo) Test Kit are immunochromatographic assays designed for the qualitative detection of Typhoid fever. Reszon Typhoid Rapid IgM Test Kit is designed to detect specific IgM antibodies against a specific Salmonella typhi antigen in human serum, plasma, or whole blood specimen while Reszon Typhoid Rapid lgG/lgM (Combo) Test Kit is intended for qualitative detection and differentiation of specific IgM and IgG antibodies against specific Salmonella typhi OMP antigen in human serum or plasma specimen.
Both test kits are available in the packing size of 25 tests per kit and are intended to be used by a medical professional for early diagnosis of Typhoid fever.
Arwa Farrukh (2023) The typhoid scare. The News International. Accessed on 2 Mar 2023