Typhoid Fever (Salmonella typhi)
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All about Typhoid Fever (Salmonella typhi)
|Name||The name typhoid means "resembling typhus" due to the similarity in symptoms. These two diseases are caused by different genera of bacteria.|
|Where It Lives||Typhoid fever is caused by Salmonella typhi bacteria and is spread through contaminated food and water, as well as through close contact with an infected person|
|Symptoms||Fever, headache, rash, weakness and muscle aches, abdominal pain and diarrhea or constipation. The later stage of the illness causes delirium and typhoid state (lying motionless with eyes half-closed)|
|Cure||Oral antibiotics and drinking fluids|
1880: Discovered by William Budd in England
1903: A water source in Ithaca, NY, was polluted from a dam construction site that resulted in an outbreak involving 1,350 people
1924: Oysters from Long Island, NY, held in polluted waters affected more than 1,500 in New York, Chicago, and Washington, D.C.
2004: 13,000 cases due to contaminated drinking water in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
2015: A total of 1940 suspected cases in Uganda due to contaminated drinking water and juices
Doctors used to prescribe chloramphenicol, but it caused widespread bacterial resistance
Approximately 3%-5% of patients become carriers of the bacteria
In 2006 there were only 314 reported causes of typhoid fever in the U.S.