Let’s Talk About Typhoid
Typhoid fever – caused by the Salmonella typhi bacteria -- is an acute bacterial infection that usually spreads through the use of contaminated food and unclean water. Besides high fever, typhoid can also lead to loss of appetite, abdominal pain, nausea and headache.
Usually, a proper course of treatment can relieve the symptoms, ease body discomfort and resolve the condition entirely. However, it might result in life-threatening complications – if timely medical intervention is not provided.
What are the common symptoms?
Generally, it takes a week or two (after the infection) for symptoms to surface. Some of the more common ones include:
How is typhoid diagnosed?
Upon entering the biliary system and the bowel’s lymphatic tissues, the Salmonella typhi bacteria multiply thick and fast. Most of the times typhoid can be diagnosed with the help of stool samples. If test results are not adequately conclusive, one’s urine and blood samples will then be considered for complete diagnosis.
How can typhoid be prevented?
1. Watch what you drink
2. Be careful of what you eat
3. Good hygiene is of paramount importance
Avoid coming in close contact with people who have already been infected
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