Typhoid - What is it?

Typhoid is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi1 that you can be vaccinated against. Typhoid infection can occur anywhere in the world, but it typically occurs in developing countries where the sewerage sanitation system is poor and where food is grown in contaminated water or soil or washed in water containing this bacteria.1  It is estimated that  22 million cases of typhoid fever happen worldwide each year.2

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