Large number of typhoid cases reported each month in Blantyre, Malawi

The Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital (QECH) in Blantyre has been reporting approximately 30,000 cases of typhoid fever every month since January of this year. The number of cases has been increasing each month with most of the infections occurring in children. Travellers to Malawi 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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