Typhoid Fever – Pakistan
Pakistan Health Authorities have reported an ongoing outbreak of extensively drug resistant (XDR) typhoid fever that began in the Hyderabad district of Sindh province in November 2016. From 1 November 2016 through 9 December 2018, 5 274 cases of XDR typhoid out of 8 188 typhoid fever cases were reported by the Provincial Disease Surveillance and Response Unit (PDSRU) in Sindh province, Pakistan.
Scientists determined that astounding numbers of viruses are swept up from Earth’s surface and blown around the world in the planet’s atmospheric circulation.
Researchers believe there are at least 800 million viruses per square yard from just above the surface to the stratosphere.
The global winds are spreading them and bacteria for thousands of miles, possibly from one continent to another.
The scientists say the bacteria and viruses become air- borne after winds pick them up in dust and sea spray.