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Typhoid Fever

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Typhoid is a serious disease is caused by the bacteria Salmonella Typhi. It is transmitted through the ingestion of food or drink, which has been contaminated by the feces of an infected person.
Typhoid can cause a high fever, weakness, headache, loss of appetite, stomach pains, and a rash of flat, rose-colored spots.
Typhoid is deadly without treatment, killing up to one-third of people who become infected. It can be treated with antibiotics, but drug-resistant strains are a growing problem.
Typhoid is rare in the United States, and most U.S. citizens who get the disease get it while traveling. This deadly infection strikes millions of people a year around the world.
Effective vaccines are available to prevent typhoid fever.
Typhoid Fever Vaccine Schedule
If you are traveling to a country where typhoid is common, you should consider getting vaccinated. Visit a doctor or travel clinic to discuss your vaccination options. Remember that you will need to complete your vaccination(s) at least 1-2 weeks before you travel so that the vaccine has time to take effect.
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Typhoid Fever
Typhoid Fever
General information about the disease and vaccination from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Destinations
Destinations
Use the map or scroll down to the A-Z list of countries below to select a destination and get travel health information for that location, including vaccination requirements
A Look at Each Vaccine: Typhoid fever
A Look at Each Vaccine: Typhoid fever
Questions and answers about the disease and vaccines from the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Global Travel Health Directory
Global Travel Health Directory
Provides information on travel clinic locations in your area and more from the International Society of Travel Medicine
Travel Immunization
Travel Immunization
Steps to take before you travel internationally, from the American College of Physicians
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Video Library
Video: Vaccination Café: Travel vaccines - staying healthy on holiday and business
Vaccination Café: Travel vaccines - staying healthy on holiday and business: Every year, millions of people travel to exotic destinations for work and on holiday. But do we give enough thought to the health implications of the trips that we take. In this episode of Vaccination Café, we speak to Professor Fons Van Gompel of the Tropical Medicine Institute in Antwerp about how to stay healthy while traveling.
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Personal Testimonies
Stories of suffering and loss
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More Typhoid Fever Information
International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis
International Certificate of Vaccination or Prophylaxis
Download certificate for free from the WHO website
Travelers' Health Website: Typhoid Fever
Travelers' Health Website: Typhoid Fever
Chapter from CDC's Yellow Book
 
This page was reviewed on May 29, 2013
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