3 die from typhoid fever outbreak in Tuburan, Cebu

Three people have died from typhoid fever in Tuburan, Cebu. At least 60 more people have been infected with another 300 people suspected to have the infection. Most of the affected patients were children.

Travellers to this city can reduce their risk of exposure to typhoid fever by being cautious and avoiding consuming contaminated food or water. Vaccination against typhoid fever should be considered, especially if unsafe food cannot be avoided.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Typhoid Fever.

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