Fourth case of typhoid in Wales

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A fourth case of typhoid fever was confirmed yesterday in a south Wales town, where an investigation has begun into the first outbreak of the disease in the UK for almost 10 years.

A fourth case of typhoid fever was confirmed yesterday in a south Wales town, where an investigation has begun into the first outbreak of the disease in the UK for almost 10 years.

Three teenagers from Newport, south Wales, are already being treated in hospital for typhoid and the latest case, a child, was admitted yesterday.

Health officials believe that the cases are possibly linked and have been investigating since the outbreak was first confirmed on Tuesday.

The diagnosis on the child, who has not been identified, comes just days after a shop in Newport closed voluntarily when a possible link emerged between the three teenage victims and the outlet, Sam's Kebab.

A spokeswoman for Newport County Borough Council said: "A fourth case of typhoid fever has been confirmed. The child is being treated in hospital and is expected to make a full recovery."

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