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Low Levels of Awareness About Typhoid Prevalence and Ways to Prevent it says Survey

News Correspondent, abptakmaa, Kolkata, 24th July 2020 : Abbott conducted a survey in Kolkata and 7 other cities to assess typhoid awareness.  The Indian subcontinent has the highest incidence of typhoid worldwide. In West Bengal, there were 235,013 cases in 2017, contributing 10.58% to India’s total burden.

Typhoid fever tends to affect children most, with peak incidence occurring in children aged 5-15 years. Currently available evidence shows that vaccination against typhoid is effective and tolerable. The survey results highlighted that only 66% of respondents reported being aware of a typhoid vaccination. Publicity : Carpediem Communique.

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