Typhoid is a bacterial infection most commonly found in areas where there is poor sanitation or poor hand hygiene. It is caused by a bacteria called salmonella, and is transmitted by ingestion of water or food contaminated by the faeces of someone with the infection. Symptoms appear from six days after ingestion, and include a long-lasting high fever, loss of appetite, aches and pains, and exhaustion. It can last for four or more weeks, leaving the patient emaciated and weak. In severe cases, typhoid can result in damage to the bowel requiring surgery.
Typhoid treatment usually includes oral rehydration fluids and antibiotics. In 2015, over 12 million people worldwide contracted typhoid and so it is no surprise that antibiotic resistance has been seen. This may mean that multiple courses of antibiotics are required to treat the infection. Avoiding typhoid before you travel is therefore of utmost importance, and at our convenient typhoid vaccination clinic in Ramsgate, you can be sure of a comprehensive travel clinic experience.
We are a travel clinic that is accessible to all, and we keep our travel vaccinations competitively priced to offer the best service for miles around. Our typhoid vaccine costs just £30 per dose and is up to 90% effective for two years. We understand that you want to look after every aspect of your health before you leave the country, and our vaccine specialists can offer vaccination and health advice based on the countries you intend to travel to. Our pharmacy staff are happy to answer queries at your appointment, or over the phone beforehand. From rabies to hepatitis vaccinations, we offer a full travel clinic service under one roof.
Call us today to book your appointment at our Ramsgate branch.