Typhoid fever is linked to a salmonella species known as Salmonella Typhi.
Common symptoms are high and slowly progressive fever, nausea, abdominal pain and problems with the stool (diarrhea or constipation).
The Salmonella is transmitted by contaminated food or water. People can transmit the disease without knowing that they have it.
Some people who get typhoid become “carriers” who can spread the disease to others.
Vaccine can prevent typhoid fever and Vaccinations are 80% effective and should be given before travelling to infected area.
There are two vaccines to prevent typhoid; One is an inactivated (killed) vaccine gotten as a shot. The other is a live, attenuated (weakened) vaccine which is taken orally (by mouth).
Who should get Typhoid Vaccine?
Travelers to parts of the world or area where typhoid is common
People in close contact with typhoid carrier
Laboratory workers whose work sometimes handling Salmonella Typhi bacteria
Like any other medicine, vaccine also could cause a serious problem, such as severe allergic reaction. But serious problems from typhoid vaccine are very rare. Come to Sanur Medical Clinic to get to know more about Typhoid Fever and get your own Typhoid Vaccine now, because prevention is much better than curing