Typhoid fever in village of Jinsha, Guizhou Province, China

In the community of Jinsha, there has been an outbreak of typhoid with at least 38 cases. So far, the source of the infections has not been found. 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 cannot be avoided.

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