Major typhoid fever outbreak in Uganda

A large outbreak of typhoid fever involving 12,000 cases has been reported in Kampala, Wakiso, and Mukono districts. Deaths, if any, have not been reported.

Travellers to any area where there are cases of typhoid fever can reduce their risk of exposure by being cautious and avoiding consuming food or water that is contaminated. Vaccination against typhoid fever should be considered, especially if unsafe food or water cannot be avoided.

Visit our Health Library for more information on exposure to and the prevention of Typhoid Fever.

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