Typhoid (Typhoid Fever)

Typhoid Vaccination

Typhoid vaccine can prevent typhoid.

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There are two vaccines to prevent typhoid. One is an inactivated (killed) vaccine in the form of a shot, and the other is live, attenuated (weakened) vaccine which is taken orally (by mouth).

Routine typhoid vaccination is not recommended in the United States, but typhoid vaccine is recommended for:

  • Travelers to parts of the world where typhoid is common. (NOTE: typhoid vaccine is not 100% effective and is not a substitute for being careful about what you eat or drink.).
  • People in close contact with a typhoid carrier and for laboratory workers who work with Salmonella Typhi bacteria. (Resource CDC VIS 05/19/04)

What is Typhoid (Typhoid Fever)?

Typhoid is a serious disease. It is caused by bacteria called Salmonella Typhi. Typhoid causes a high fever, weakness, stomach pains, headache, loss of appetite, and sometimes a rash. If it is not treated, it can kill up to 30% of people who get it.

Some people who get typhoid become “carriers,” who can spread the disease to others.

Generally, people get typhoid from contaminated food or water. Typhoid is not common in the U.S., and most U.S. citizens who have the disease get it while traveling. Typhoid strikes about 21 million people a year around the world and kills about 200,000.

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