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Typhoid fever is caused by a bacterial infection and can affect many organs and be potentially life-threatening if not treated promptly. Typhoid fever is highly contagious and is caused by a bacterium called Salmonella typhi. It can be spread through infected faeces or urine and therefore, is prevalent in parts of the world with poor sanitation and contaminated food and water supply.


This includes:

  • Africa
  • South America
  • the Indian subcontinent
  • south and southeast Asia


Therefore, those who are travelling to these areas should be advised to be wary of food and water consumption and to maintain high standards of hygiene where possible.


Symptoms associated with typhoid fever begin to escalate if the infection is left untreated. As time progresses, risk of developing potentially fatal complications will increase. Symptoms usually appear between 1-3 weeks. These symptoms include:

  • a high temperature (can reach 40C)
  • a headache
  • aches and pains
  • constipation
  • a cough
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea
  • tummy pain
  • diarrhoea


Many people will feel better with prompt antibiotic treatment. If caught early enough, typhoid fever can be combatted with a 1-2 week course of antibiotics.

If the case is deemed to be more serious, hospitalisation may be required in order to receive antibiotic injections.

Complications caused by typhoid fever are considered rare.

Prevention and Vaccination

Within the UK, two vaccines are available that aim to provide protection against typhoid fever. These involve either a single injection or taking oral capsules (3 times a day over alternate days).

Vaccination against typhoid fever is strongly advised for those travelling to countries where the infection is widespread, especially if you are planning on working and living in close proximity to people in local communities. Vaccination should ideally take place 2-3 weeks before departure.

However, as neither vaccine guarantees 100% protection, it is necessary to follow guidelines of good hygiene and be careful regarding food and water consumption.

During your consultation, with an Ahmeys travel health practitioner, we will undertake a travel risk assessment based on your itinerary and travel plans. Our expert practitioners are also well placed to discuss and assess the risks versus the benefits of vaccination of those who are pregnant or who suffer from certain allergies. Our aim is for you to leave your consultation feeling confident and fully informed.

Faheem Ahmed

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Jackie Nakate
Jackie Nakate
professional and lovely staff. The staff was super helpful and also called just to make sure I got my results without any mistakes.
Dimitris Kolokouris
Dimitris Kolokouris
Went for a fit to fly PCR test. The staff were incredibly polite and helpful. They took special care to get my flight credentials correct and had my test result to me within less than a day. They guarantee to get your result the next day (even over weekends). Overall good service, I would recommend.
Margherita Davoli
Margherita Davoli
I went today for a covid rapid- antigen test for travelling. Excellent service, they also gave me a pdf with the certificate for travelling, both paper and via email.
Elena Razzano
Elena Razzano
I went to the clinic for a Covid Swab test: the nurse has been very professional and careful, the service has been perfect, fast and the certificate compliant for the fit to fly. I highly recommend this service and I will definitely use it again.
Aloise Fiala-Murphy
Aloise Fiala-Murphy
Very good service, just did a PCR test for travelling. Helpful, on time and easy.
Susanne Mecklenburg
Susanne Mecklenburg
Super service, competent, friendly, quick turn around of the results - really helpful. I can recommend it!
Michael Chipeta
Michael Chipeta
Had Covid-19 fit to fly test. Results came promptly, in record time. Impressed with the service.
Shengpan Zhang
Shengpan Zhang
Excellent service, very friendly and reliable
Kan Li
Kan Li
Excellent people to work with! Great service, prompt communication, flexible schedule, and very reasonable price. 100/100 recommend for all kinds of fit-for-travel testing.