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The Symptoms of Typhoid Fever

By on June 4, 2012 in Diseases, Health, Prevention with 0 Comments

 

The typhoid fever is a disease caused by a bacterium known as Salmonella typhi, which may be present both in food and contaminated water. By knowing the symptoms of typhoid fever, we will be able to recognize it and seek medical help immediately.

The contamination of the bacteria becomes a vicious circle, because infected people expel the bacteria through feces, and this in turn can re-contaminate the water and food.

Some people have only a mild version of the disease. Some on the other hand, have no discomfort or no symptoms, so they become carriers of the bacteria for years.

Incubation of the bacteria in the body takes between one to two weeks, while the disease usually lasts about 6 weeks.

The following are the main symptoms of typhoid fever:

  • Loss of appetite
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • General body discomfort
  • Fever
  • Drowsiness
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Pulmonary congestion
  • In severe cases, it can cause intestinal bleeding and perforation of the intestines

The treatment of typhoid fever is based on the intake of antibiotics. If you present any of these symptoms, you might be suffering from typhoid fever. Therefore, it is best to go quickly to our trusted doctor to avoid complications of this disease.

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