This febrile illness is caused by a bacterium called Salmonella typhi. Individuals are infected through food or water. The disease is found mainly in South America, Southeast Asia and Africa. When infected without treatment, the condition can become life-threatening. Symptoms of typhoid fever can include coughing, confusion and pale red spots on the abdomen. However, the most common symptoms are a low heart rate and a high fever. People can also become constipated, which can then turn into diarrhoea. Because it can lead to ulcers in the gastrointestinal tract, peritonitis can develop, life-threatening if treatment is not initiated in time. In combination with vaccination, good hygiene is the most effective way to protect yourself.
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Duration: 15 min
When is typhoid fever vaccinated?
As the infection is spread through food and drink, the vaccine is recommended for people who stay in the risk areas, eat at more straightforward eateries and socialize with the local population. Even those who are vaccinated against typhoid fever need to be careful.
Does the typhoid fever vaccine have any side effects?
Typhoid vaccine comes in two forms—one in capsules and the other through a syringe. Taking the vaccine in pills does not usually cause any side effects. Taking the vaccine via an injection does not cause significant side effects other than redness, swelling and itching around the injection site. In some cases, side effects include nausea, fever, and headache.