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Typhoid in Fiji - Northern Division

29 Jun 2023

According to the Pacific Community, an outbreak of typhoid continues in Fiji. As of 22 June 2023, there have been 32 cases in the Northern Division. The affected Subdivisions are Macuata (18 cases), Bua (11 cases) and Cakaudrove (3 cases).

Typhoid fever is a severe infection which is spread mainly from eating food or drinking water that has been contaminated with the poo or pee from someone infected with typhoid.

Advice for Travellers

The best way to reduce your risk of becoming infected with typhoid during travel is by following:

Some people may be recommended to have a vaccination against typhoid fever, particularly when travelling to a country where typhoid fever is common, or if they aren’t able to take sufficient care with hygiene, food or drinking water.

For further information on the disease, see the Typhoid page.