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Find our latest information for looking after your health while travelling.

Make sure you see a doctor for a travel health consult at least 6 weeks before leaving. If this is not possible, see your doctor as soon as you can.

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What countries are affected by rabies?

Rabies is common throughout many countries, including Central and South America, Africa, Asia, Indonesia, and North Eastern Europe.

Travellers to countries which have a high-risk of rabies should take the following precautions:

  • avoid close contact with wild and domestic animals (this is especially important for children)
  • do not carry food around, or feed/play with monkeys or other animals, even in tourist areas where travellers may be encouraged to interact with animals
  • talk to your doctor about vaccination for rabies.
Is typhoid deadly?

Without prompt medical treatment, typhoid and paratyphoid fevers can be fatal. 

Treatment for typhoid may include:
•    Hospitalisation for specialised medical care
•    Antibiotics to kill the bacteria, reduce the risk of complications, and speed recovery
•    Fluids to prevent dehydration caused by diarrhoea and fever.