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Typhoid fever is a highly contagious illness that is spread through an infected person's faeces or urine.

Typhoid is practically unheard of in the UK, however, if you’re travelling to an area without constant access to clean water or an area with poor sewage systems you are at risk. It’s widely acknowledged that children are more susceptible to Typhoid as their immune systems are still developing.

How to avoid typhoid while travelling

To reduce your risk of contracting Typhoid we recommend vaccination before you travel. However, as no vaccination is 100% effective, it’s also important that you follow good hygiene practices while you’re abroad.

  • Drink only bottled water.
  • Wash your hands frequently.
  • Avoid food that has been prepared with water, for example, salads and shellfish.
  • Avoid ice cream and don’t have ice in your drinks.

Vaccination against typhoid for travel

Vaccination against typhoid fever is recommended if you’re travelling to parts of the world where the condition is common. The most at-risk areas for typhoid include; the Indian subcontinent, Africa, south and southeast Asia and South America. Book your appointment online if you’re travelling to any of these areas.

When to see a doctor

See your doctor as soon as you can if develop symptoms of typhoid fever, particularly if you have recently returned from travelling abroad. In most cases it’s not typhoid, however, it’s always worth getting checked.

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