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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.
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.