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Typhoid Vaccine

Typhoid Vaccine

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Description

Introduction

Typhoid fever is a disease that is caused by the bacterium Salmonella enterica. It is a disease that is contracted by the ingestion of contaminated food or water. Typhoid mainly affects low income regions of the world, where there is poor sanitation and dirty water. The majority of the cases in Asia, however there is a risk in many other low income countries including Africa and parts of South America

Risk for travellers

Some of the risk factors for contracting typhoid include:
  • Include eating or drinking contaminated food or water
  • Inadequate sanitation
  • Poor personal hygiene
  • Close contact with the infected individuals
  • The risk of contracting typhoid fever in more economically developed countries is considered to be low, however the risk is highest for travellers to the Indian subcontinent ( Bangladesh, India and Pakistan)

Signs and symptoms

The incubation period for typhoid fever is usually 7-14 days. Some of the symptoms include:
  • Low-grade fever
  • Chills
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Anorexia
  • General fatigue
  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Prevention
  • All travellers should practice food and water hygiene precautions. It is also recommended for travellers to get vaccinated.

Vaccine information

Typhoid vaccine is recommended for patients over 2 years of age, who are visiting areas where typhoid is endemic, particularly if you are staying with or visiting the local population, or if there will be frequent and/ or prolonged exposure to conditions where sanitation and food hygiene are likely to be poor.

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Consultation required?

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