WHAT IS TYPHOID FEVER
Typhoid fever is an infection caused by bacteria (salmonella typhi) which can spread throughout the body. It is highly contagious an infected person can transmit the infection when they urinate. If someone else consumes the contaminate food or water that has been contaminated with a small amount of infected faeces or urine, they can contract typhoid fever. This is one of the many good reasons to wash your hands after using the toilet.
What steps can I take to protect myself while travelling?
Vaccination is recommended for those who are travelling to parts of the world where typhoid fever is prevalent, particularly for people planning to work or live with the local people. Parts of the world that most affected by typhoid fever are:
- South East Asia
- Middle East
- Central or South America