In light of the recent Coronavirus situation, Surrey GP Network have suspended all online bookings and face to face appointments, however, we are currently offering Video and Telephone consultations. We advise you to take on all the suggested precautionary measures in order to keep health and we look forward to seeing you in the near future Best wishes to you and your families and friends during these difficult circumstances.

Typhoid 

Typhoid is spread through faecally contaminated food and water. The disease is common in areas with poor standards in food hygiene and preparation and where suitable treatment of sewage is lacking. It is possible to contract Typhoid from shellfish, raw fruit or vegetables fertilised by ‘night soil’ (human waste). A feverish illness will develop 1-3 weeks after infection and without correct diagnosis and treatment, the disease can spread through the gut wall and cause a serious infection throughout the body. It is also possible to become a carrier of this disease when bacteria remain in the gut after symptoms have resolved but you continue to be able to infect others. This disease can be prevented by healthy eating and drinking and pre-travel vaccination that will last up to 3 years.