Typhoid fever is a concern in Samoa

The reporting of 7 cases of typhoid fever in just 7 days has caused some concern among health officials. Last year, on average, only 3-4 cases were reported in a month. Officals feel that the current increase in the number of cases is related to the on-going drought and water rationing in Samoa.

Travellers to this island should be aware of the risk of exposure to typhoid fever and take all necessary precautions to avoid contaminated food and water.

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

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