Although typhoid epidemic eases in Tuburan, neighboring Alegria, Philippines reports new cases

Although health authorities appear to be controlling the typhoid fever outbreak in Tuburan, neighboring Alegria has reported 11 new cases (7 of which are 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.

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