What you don’t know about typhoid fever

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Typhoid fever is commonly known as Typhoid. It is a disease that affects the intestinal tract.

Symptoms Of Typhoid Fever

Typhoid symptoms normally starts to appear between one to three weeks after infection. They include:

1. Profuse sweating

2. Stomach or abdominal pains

3. Fever

4. Headache

5. Rashes

6. Chills

7. Fatigue

8. Weakness

9. Bloody stools.

Causes Of Typhoid Fever

Typhoid fever is caused by a bacterium known as Salmonella Typhi. Salmonella is also known to cause diseases in animals.

Transmission And Spread Of Typhoid Fever

Typhoid is transmitted from person to person by consuming food or water contaminated with the germs causing Typhoid fever. For instance if an infected person passes out faeces containing the bacteria that causes Typhoid, the germs contaminate the food and water around if appropriate water treatment and protection of food is not carried out.

Thus, when the contaminated food or water is consumed by a healthy person, the bacteria enters the body of the person then straight to his intestine and into his blood stream resulting to Typhoid or Typhoid fever.

Treatment Of Typhoid Fever

1. Administration of appropriate antibiotics to kill the bacteria.

2. Administration of fluids to replace lost fluids from the body.

Prevention Of Typhoid Fever

1. Immunization against typhoid fever.

2. Taking of only boiled or bottled water.

3. Eating of well cooked foods.

4. Adequate treatment of water and protection of food from getting contaminated.

5. Use of vaccines also one important preventive method.

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