Children travelling with overseas-born parents at higher typhoid risk

GPs play a role in parental education, say public health experts

Australian children travelling with overseas-born parents to visit family and friends are one of the most at-risk groups for typhoid fever and should be offered vaccination if aged over two, paediatricians say.

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It is important to raise awareness during consults towards the end of the school year and before school term breaks, say the doctors from Monash Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.

They have published a case series of nine children with enteric fever presenting from February to March last year.

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