Typhoid fever can be transmitted by food and drink that has been contaminated with human faeces or urine. It can cause symptoms such as seizures, intestinal bleeding, pneumonia, swelling of the brain and toxic heart disease. There are around 16 million cases of typhoid globally each year, with 500,000 of them resulting in death.
Countries at Risk
Typhoid fever is widespread throughout many parts of the world where there is poor sanitation and food hygiene. It is found in South and South East Asia, Central and South America, the Middle East and Africa and it has been found in some Eastern European countries such as Ukraine, Tajikistan, Russia and Kyrgyzstan.
Vaccination Against Typhoid
We can provide you with a injectable vaccine that can protect against typhoid - Typhim Vi or Typherix. One dose of the Typhoid Vaccine Injection protects for three years.