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Typhoid is a serious bacterial infection caused by Salmonella typhi. It primarily affects the intestinal tract and the bloodstream, and can lead to severe complications if left untreated. The infection is spread through contaminated food or water, and can also be spread through close contact with an infected person. It can be treated with antibiotics, however antibiotic-resistant strains of the bacteria have emerged in some areas. Vaccines are also available to prevent infection for those travelling to areas affected.

No need to book to see your GP. Our qualified travel health specialists can advise and prescribe Typhoid vaccinations providing a fast and convenient service in the Bristol, Cheltenham & Gloucester areas.

Vaccination Price per dose Price per course
 Typhoid (injection)  £40  £40
 Typhoid (oral course of 3)  £40  £120


There are several ways to prevent typhoid fever:

  • Vaccination: A typhoid vaccine can help protect against the disease.
  • Good hygiene: Practicing good hygiene, such as washing your hands frequently, can help prevent the spread of the bacteria that causes typhoid.
  • Clean water: Drinking clean and safe water can help prevent typhoid. Avoiding contaminated food and drinks is also important.
  • Proper sanitation: Proper sanitation, including proper disposal of faeces and sewage, can help prevent the spread of the bacteria that causes typhoid.
  • Avoid close contact with infected people: Avoid close contact with people who have typhoid fever, as the disease is highly contagious.
  • Travel precautions: If you are traveling to an area where typhoid is common, take precautions to protect yourself, such as avoiding street food and drinks, and only eating food that is cooked and served hot.

  • Countries at risk

    Typhoid fever is most common in developing countries, particularly in Southeast Asia, Africa, and South Asia. Countries with poor sanitation and limited access to clean water are at a higher risk for typhoid outbreaks. Additionally, areas with high population density and poor living conditions can also be at a higher risk.

    Sign and Symptoms

    The signs and symptoms of typhoid fever can include:

  • High fever: This is often the first symptom of typhoid and can last for several weeks.
  • Headaches: Many people with typhoid experience severe headaches.
  • Weakness and fatigue: Typhoid can cause extreme tiredness and weakness.
  • Loss of appetite: Many people with typhoid lose their appetite and lose weight as a result.
  • Abdominal pain: Pain in the stomach or abdomen is a common symptom of typhoid.
  • Constipation or diarrhoea: Some people with typhoid experience constipation, while others have diarrhoea.
  • Rose-coloured spots on the skin: A few people with typhoid develop a rash of flat, rose-coloured spots, usually on the trunk of the body.
  • Delirium or confusion: In more severe cases, typhoid can cause delirium, confusion, or even hallucinations.

    These symptoms can vary from person to person and not everyone will experience all of them. If you think you have typhoid fever, it is important to see a doctor as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment.