Typhoid Fever - new outbreak hits Maydolong town in Eastern Samar, Philippines

An epidemic of typhoid fever has been declared by local health officials after 144 cases reported in in Maydolong town in Eastern Samar. Investigation of the local water supply is underway to determine the source of the infections.

Travellers to this city 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.

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

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