As the saying goes, prevention is preferable to treatment. It is preferable to avoid illness than to try to cure it. Typhoid fever claims at least 27 million lives each year around the world. Experts emphasize the importance of taking precautions against this disease.
Avoiding contact with infected people and avoiding any food or drink that may have been contaminated with typhoid-causing bacteria. Vaccines have only a limited effect on typhoid prevention. In this post, I’d like to go over some of the natural ways to prevent typhoid fever infection.
1. Consistently wash your hands
Washing your hands with hot, soapy water is one of the most important things you can do to prevent typhoid fever. This is especially important if you are traveling to or living in an area where the disease is prevalent. Furthermore, before preparing or consuming any food, you should thoroughly wash your hands.
2. Do not drink water unless it has been treated.
Many people will drink any water they come across without questioning its purity. That is dangerous behavior, especially in typhoid-endemic areas. Only pasteurized, carbonated, bottled, or canned drinks should be consumed.
3. Avoid consuming raw foods.
Raw foods should be avoided because they may have been washed in contaminated water. Consume unwashed fruits and vegetables that must be peeled.
4. Increase your consumption of hot foods.
Those that have been stored or served at room temperature may be contaminated with typhoid-causing bacteria. Consume items while they are still hot or heated. Avoid buying from street vendors because they may have poor personal hygiene standards.
Even if you are traveling to a region where typhoid is common, you should take these precautions to protect yourself.