The Vaccine Center offers every vaccine available in the United States including typhoid vaccine. We offer a wide array of employee health, student health, travel health, and laboratory services to individuals, schools, corporations, and other health care organizations.
What is it?
Salmonella Typhi (Typhoid) is a bacteria that is spread through contaminated food and water. It is rare to contract typhoid within the United States. Most cases are seen in third world countries and in people traveling to these areas.
Symptoms Infection with typhoid bacteria can cause several symptoms including a high fever, weakness and fatigue, malaise, pain in the head and stomach, rash, and loss of appetite. Serious illness can lead to hemorrhage or perforation of the intestine wall which can lead to death.
Typhoid infects approximately 22 million people and causes 200,000 deaths worldwide each year. Of that, only approximately 400 cases of Typhoid are reported in the United States each year, mostly from people who have recently traveled internationally. Countries at most risk include areas of Asia, Africa, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.
Since typhoid is very rarely seen in the United States, vaccination is often only recommended for international travelers to increased risk areas. Typhoid vaccine may also be recommended for:
- Individuals who are in close person to person contact with someone infected with typhoid.
- Health care and laboratory workers who work with Salmonella Typhi