American Samoa hit by typhoid fever

A total of 8 confirmed cases of typhoid fever have been reported since January. The last 2 cases were children who became ill in May. Travellers to this island 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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