09 Nov 2017

Typhoid and paratyphoid in England, Wales and Northern Ireland 2016

Public Health England publish cases of typhoid and paratyphoid reported in England, Wales and Northern Ireland Typhoid and paratyphoid in England, Wales and Northern Ireland 2016

On 7 November 2017, Public Health England (PHE) published their annual Enteric fever (typhoid and paratyphoid) report detailing all confirmed typhoid and paratyphoid cases reported in England, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2016.

In 2016, a total of 313 laboratory-confirmed symptomatic cases of Salmonella Typhi and Salmonella Paratyphi were reported by PHE for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This is a small (4%) increase compared to 302 cases reported in 2015. The majority of cases travelled to countries of their ethnic origin, mostly countries in the Indian sub-continent. When reason for travel was known, the most common reason was to visit friends and relatives [1]. 

Advice on the typhoid risk in specific countries can be found on the TravelHealthPro Country Information pages.

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