Sporadic typhoid fever cases in Sabah, Malaysia

According to health authorities in the Sabah Health Department, sporadic cases of typhoid fever, including 1 death, have been reported in the east coast Tawau district. Authorities deny that there is an actual outbreak of this disease.

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Advice For Travellers

Travellers to the affected 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.