Typhoid fever outbreak in Leyte, Philippines

Health officials have recorded at least 104 suspected cases of typhoid fever. The patients reside in the towns of Capoocan, Carigara, Barugo, and Tunga in Leyte. Since the number of cases continues to increase, authorities are concerned that the outbreak may be large.

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

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

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