Typhoid fever outbreak sickens 78 people in Negros Oriental, Philippines

From June to July 2011 alone, health officials registered a total of 78 cases of typhoid fever in the province. Investigations have revealed that the drinking water of some Guihulngan City residents is contaminated.

Travellers to this area 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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