Health officials concerned about spread of typhoid fever in Tonga

Health officials have expressed concern about the possible spread of typhoid fever in Tonga. After identifying the first 2 cases this year in Tongatapu, officials fear there will be more cases unless health carriers of the bacteria are identified and treated.

Travellers to this area 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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