Authorities fear possible outbreak of typhoid fever following floods in Fiji

Due to recent flooding, health authorities have declared a public health emergency in anticipation of possible outbreaks of typhoid fever due to contaminated water sources.

Travellers in Fiji 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 or water cannot be avoided.

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