Prevention measures of  Typhoid fever

Prevention measures of Typhoid fever

Typhoid fever is an acute illness associated with fever caused by the Salmonella typhi bacteria. It can also be caused by Salmonella paratyphi, a related bacterium that usually causes a less severe illness. The bacteria are deposited in water or food by a human carrier and are then spread to other people in the area.


  • Wash your hands. Frequent hand-washing in hot, soapy water is the best way to control infection. Wash before eating or preparing food and after using the toilet.¬†
  • Avoid drinking untreated water. Contaminated drinking water is a particular problem in areas where typhoid fever is endemic. So drink only bottled water.Carbonated bottled water is safer than uncarbonated bottled water is.
  • Avoid raw fruits and vegetables. Because raw produce may have been washed in unsafe water. Avoid fruits and vegetables that you can't peel.
  • Choose hot foods. Avoid food that's stored or served at room temperature. Steaming hot foods are best.

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