Typhoid fever

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What is typhoid fever?

Typhoid fever is an infection that is caused by the bacteria Salmonella typhi. It is common in developing countries with poor sanitation and low standards of hygiene.

What is my risk?

Your risk depends on several factors: destination, length of trip, and what activities you do. Risk is usually low for travellers going to areas with higher standards of accommodation and sanitation, and safe food handling practices.

In regions where typhoid occurs, your risk is higher if travelling to areas with poor sanitation and limited access to safe water and/or if you are visiting friends and relatives.

How is it transmitted?

What are the symptoms?

Can typhoid fever be treated?

Typhoid fever can be treated with antibiotics.

Where is typhoid fever a concern?

The highest risk for typhoid fever among travellers is in South Asia although other areas of risk include Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central and South America. 


1.Practise safe food and water precautions

2.Wash your hands frequently

3.Get vaccinated

4. Monitor your health

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