What is typhoid fever?

Typhoid fever is an infection that is caused by the bacteria Salmonella typhi. It is common in developing countries with poor sanitation and low standards of hygiene.

Typhoid is a life-threatening bacterial infection that is most commonly spread through contaminated food or water. Typhoid is more common in developing countries, but it can occur anywhere in the world. typhoid can also be spread through contact with an infected person. typhoid is most commonly diagnosed in people who have recently travelled to developing countries. It is often required that you receive a typhoid travel vaccine before travelling to these locations.

How is it transmitted?

Typhoid is most often transmitted by eating food or drinking water that has been contaminated with the feces of an infected person. Examples include:

  • Eating food or drinking beverages that have been handled by a person who is infected.
  • Drinking water that has been contaminated with sewage.
  • Eating shellfish taken from sewage-polluted areas, or eating raw fruits and vegetables, which may have been fertilized with human waste.
The typhoid vaccine in Ontario is available at the Travel Vaccine Clinic, a Typhoid immunization clinic.

Typhoid is a serious infection, and it can be fatal if it is not treated promptly. typhoid can cause a high fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. It can also lead to complications such as bleeding, pneumonia, and kidney failure. typhoid is particularly dangerous for young children and the elderly.

Fortunately, typhoid can be prevented with a vaccine. Typhoid vaccines in Toronto are available at our travel clinics. It is important to get the typhoid vaccine for travel at least two weeks before leaving for a developing country. Typhoid vaccines are not 100% effective, so you should still take steps to avoid contaminated food and water while you are travelling.

Rather than looking up ‘typhoid vaccines near me’, book your typhoid vaccine in Toronto, Richmond Hill, North York, Mississauga, or Etobicoke with the Travel Vaccine Clinic today.

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