It is always advisable to prepare your health needs before you travel
anywhere outside of the United Kingdom.
Don’t forget to visit Lawton Pharmacy for Typhoid vaccinations in Heathrow for your immunisation needs.
What is Typhoid?
Typhoid Fever is spread through the ingestion of contaminated food or water, and is caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi. It can cause intestinal bleeding, toxic heart disease, pneumonia, seizures and swelling of the brain. Worldwide there are around 13 – 16 million cases of Typhoid reported a year of which 500,000 culminate in death. If you are planning to travel, book an appointment for a Typhoid vaccination near Heathrow and protect yourself against infections.
Countries at risk
Typhoid fever isn’t common in the UK, with an estimated 500 cases occurring each year. Moreover, these cases arise when UK residents visit other countries for their travel or visiting relatives in countries like Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. The disease is extensively prevalent in much of the world, including South Asia, Central and South America, the Middle East, and Africa. Outbreaks of the disease have also been prevalent in countries like Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine, Tajikistan, and Russia.
Signs and symptoms
It starts with a high temperature that can reach 39-40C (103-104F) followed by stomach pain, headache, constipation or diarrhea.