Typhoid - How is it spread?

In countries that have a high risk of typhoid (Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and Central and South America) you could possibly catch typhoid by consuming food or drinks that have been contaminated with human waste (faeces) from someone with the disease.2  Shellfish caught from sewage-contaminated water is a particular risk. Other risks included cold meats, fruits that can’t be peeled, uncooked vegetables including salads, contaminated milk and milk products as well as untreated water and ice.1,3  Up to 5% of people who get infected with typhoid become carriers - they can carry the disease without having any symptoms.1

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