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:
- strict food and water precautions, including drinking safe water and using clean plates, cups and utensils
- effective hand hygiene and personal hygiene measures
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.
- you can find out if typhoid vaccination is recommended for your destination from the individual country pages
For further information on the disease, see the Typhoid page.