More Details on Typhoid Fever
Approximately 3 to 5 percent of people may still carry the typhoid fever bacteria, even if symptoms go away with treatment. These people are known as typhoid fever carriers. The most famous carrier was Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary.
One way to prevent typhoid fever is with the typhoid vaccine. There are two types of typhoid vaccines. One vaccine contains killed Salmonella typhi bacteria. This typhoid vaccine is administered by shot. The other typhoid vaccine contains a live but weakened strain of the bacteria that causes typhoid fever. This typhoid vaccine is taken orally.
Watching what you eat and drink when you travel is as important as being vaccinated because the typhoid vaccines are not completely effective. Avoiding risky foods will also help protect you from other illnesses, including: