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How can typhoid be prevented?

Page last updated 10 July 2018

Australians can be vaccinated against typhoid before travelling overseas. 

Travellers are advised to visit their General Practitioner or travel medicine specialist six to either weeks before travelling overseas to discuss suitable vaccination options.

Australians travelling in countries with increased risk of typhoid should always take extra caution to avoid contaminated food and drinks. Travellers should always drink bottled water and where possible avoid ice in drinks. Raw foods like salad and fruits that can’t be peeled should also be avoided in case of water contamination. 

See you doctor to speak about prevention of typhoid fever. 


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Sources & Citations

  1. Australian Government. Department of Health. The Australian Immunisation Handbook 10th Edition. 4.21 Typhoid. Available at: (accessed 14 April 2018).

SPANZ.SAPAS.18.04.0143a - Date of preparation May 2018