Two basic actions can protect you from typhoid:
There are vaccines available to help prevent people from contracting typhoid. These vaccines are recommended for all travellers going to areas where there is an increased risk of exposure to Salmonella typhi, especially if you’re planning to visit high risk areas in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and Central and South America.2
Watching what you eat and drink is as important as being vaccinated as vaccinations do not give 100% protection. 1,2 Some recommendations to lower the risk of infection include:3
An easy way to remember what to avoid is: if you can’t boil it, cook it or peel it — forget it.3
If you are travelling to Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, and Central and South America you should talk to your doctor or travel medicine specialist 6-8 weeks before you plan to travel.4
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