Stay safe with the typhoid vaccine in Leicester and Nuneaton as you travel across the world.
Typhoid is a bacterial disease caused by a type of bacteria known as Salmonella typhi. Even though it’s not similar to the bacteria that cause salmonella food poisoning, they are still related.
A person contracts typhoid disease when they consume contaminated water or food. Human faeces cause this contamination.
What are the symptoms of Typhoid?
Following the consumption of contaminated food or water, the Salmonella typhi bacteria moves into your digestive system and increases rapidly thereafter.
You can start experiencing symptoms such as stomach/abdominal pain, diarrhoea, constipation, and high temperatures.
If not treated, the bacteria can enter the bloodstream and spread to the rest of the body, worsening the symptoms.
If you are planning to travel to areas of the world where typhoid is common, it’s critical to get the typhoid vaccine.
Even though typhoid is found across the globe, it’s more widespread in regions where there is poor hygiene and sanitation.
These areas include:
- Indian subcontinent
- South and Southeast Asia
- South America
You should also ensure that you get the typhoid vaccination if you will be staying in those areas for long as well as working with the locals. These regions most likely have poor hygiene and sanitation.
Most people who get typhoid in the UK develop it while travelling to Pakistan, Bangladesh, or India. It’s therefore paramount to ensure that you get the vaccination before visiting these places.
Recommendations for travellers
It doesn’t matter if you’ve been vaccinated or not; it’s critical to take all precautions to ensure that you are safe as you travel in a country where typhoid is widespread.
Some of these precautions include:
- Only drink bottled water from a properly sealed bottle, or boil water
- Avoiding ice cream and not putting ice in your drinks
- Not eating uncooked vegetables and fruits, unless you peeled them or already washed them in clean water
- Avoiding shellfish, salads, and seafood
Get in touch with Leicester Travel Clinic today to get your typhoid vaccine in Leicester and Nuneaton.