Typhoid fever is caused by Salmonella typhi bacteria. Typhoid fever is rare in industrialized countries. However, it remains a serious health threat in the developing world, especially for children. The signs and symptoms are:
1. Fever that starts low and increases daily, possibly reaching as high as 104.9 F (40.5 C)
3. Weakness and fatigue
4. Muscle aches
6. Dry cough
7. Loss of appetite and weight loss
8. Abdominal pain
9. Diarrhea or constipation
11. Extremely swollen abdomen
HOW IS TYPHOID DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the same is usually done by a general physician who does a stool and blood test to check for the presence of the relevant bacteria.
HOW IS TYPHOID TREATED?
The most common treatment for typhoid includes using strong antibiotics that helps in killing the bacteria. Alongside, the patients who have already been given vaccination for typhoid don't experience such strong symptoms or impact.
DID YOU KNOW?
Most people suffering from Typhoid feel better within a few days of starting antibiotic treatment.