Typhoid is a type of fever that is very severe, caused by the Salmonella Typhi bacteria. It is likely to spread to humans living in a particular area after a human carrier has deposited the bacteria in the food and water kept in that area. Typhoid symptoms may include diarrhea, loss of appetite, tiredness, pain, fever and so on. Through a stool culture, the presence of the bacteria may be diagnosed. Chloramphenicol and several other antibiotics may be used to treat this disease. As a preventive measure, vaccination options are also available. Of those who contract Typhoid, 3-5 percent become chronically ill.
HOW IS TYPHOID DIAGNOSED?
After one ingests the bacteria, they break through the walls of the small intestine and enter the bloodstream.