is caught from food, drink or water contaminated with Salmonella Typhi bacteria. Typhoid causes high fever, stomach upset, aches and pains. It is highly infectious and can easily pass from an infected person to another. It causes death in approximately 1 in 5 people left untreated. As well has good hand hygiene, using bottled water and eating cooked foods, a vaccination is therefore recommended for all destinations at risk. Typhoid vaccination lasts for 3 years.
Typhoid Vaccination ( Non-live)
Vaccination is recommended for travellers to high risk areas where food and water may be contaminated even in those who have previously had Typhoid illness.
Vaccination may also be recommended for travellers staying where there is the risk of poor sanitation and they may not be able to undertaken good hand hygiene measures or water purification.
Countries endemic for typhoid ®WHO 2009
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