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Typhoid Fever

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Travel Alert

There is an ongoing outbreak of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid fever in Pakistan. Travelers to Pakistan and other South Asian countries should take precautions, including getting a typhoid fever vaccination and taking extra care to follow safe food and water guidelines.

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Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. An estimated 5,700 cases occur each year in the United States.  Most cases (up to 75%) are acquired while traveling internationally. Typhoid fever is still common in the developing world, where it affects about 21.5 million people each year.