Typhoid is an infection acquired by the ingestion of food or water contaminated by the bacteria Salmonella Typhi/ParaTyphi, they cause enteric fever affecting areas where sanitation is poor
The majority of global cases of disease occur in Asia, but the disease continues to be a concern in other areas including Africa and parts of Central and South America.
Drinking from bottled water lowers your risk however all food and water in these areas can have some risk of contamination, the infection can also come from contact with infected individuals.
Here are three symptoms to help recognise the disease
There can be many complications including Intestinal bleeding and perforation. If treated most people will make a full recovery however if untreated death rates can be high. Antibiotic resistant infections are increasingly common; this can complicate and reduce treatment options. Vaccination is the best option for reducing risk.
Before you travel, quite often you’ll not be informed by your travel agent, that there are risks involved that require vaccination
Many travellers ignore the importance of visiting a travel health clinic before taking an international trip. Failure to get a Meningitis ACWYcertificate will prevent passage to many countries.
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