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Get Vaccinate to Avoid XDR Typhoid Fever While Traveling

June 21, 2023 • 4:21 pm CDT
U.S. CDC typhoid vaccine June 2023
(Precision Vaccinations News)

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently confirmed an outbreak of extensively drug-resistant (XDR) typhoid fever continues to occur in 2023.

As of June 16, 2023, the CDC's Level 1 - Practice Usual Precautions notice says cases of XDR typhoid fever have been reported worldwide, mostly among travelers returning from Pakistan.

If you are visiting Pakistan or other countries in South Asia where typhoid is common, protect yourself by getting a typhoid fever vaccination before your trip.

In the U.S., two types of typhoid fever vaccines are available. 

If you were vaccinated in the past, ask your doctor or pharmacist if it is time for booster vaccination, says the CDC.

And take extra care to follow safe food and water guidelines during your trip and wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before eating or touching food.

Do not prepare food for others if you become ill.

If you get sick while traveling, seek medical care. 

The strains (kind) of Typhi that cause XDR typhoid fever do not respond to most antibiotics used to treat the disease, says the CDC.

Visit Getting Health Care During Travel to learn how to connect with a doctor or medical services during your trip.

If you get sick after returning to the U.S., seek medical care, and tell your healthcare provider where and when you traveled.

As of June 21, 2023, typhoid fever vaccine news is posted by Vax-Before-Travel.

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