The Centers For Disease Control & Prevention says we do not need get a vaccine for Typhoid Fever unless we travel to Third World countries or work in a laboratory with Salmonella Typhi bacteria. Oh, and if you happen to come into contact with anyone who is a typhoid carrier.
That last category now applies to at least 100 customers of who ate at Mama Sbarro’s at 265 Broadway in Hicksville, New York on Long Island on March 14, 15 and 16. It seems a kitchen worker had come down with Typhoid Fever.
Typhoid fever is an acute, life-threatening febrile illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi. The CDC estimates there are 22 million cases resulting in 200,000 deaths worldwide.
Newsday reports customers were upset with the Nassau County Department of Health for not closing Mama Sbarro’s. The Newsday story can be found here.