Typhoid causes symptoms and treatments

What is typhoid?

Typhoid fever, people known as typhoid,is a bacterial infection (Salmonella typhimurium) mainly causes of long time fever and other symptoms. Babies preventive power is less than the adult, so they are infected by this bacteria easily.

Causes of typhoid

The infection is often passed on through contaminated food and drinking water and where handwashing is less frequent. It can caused by carriers who do not know they carry the bacteria. The bacteria lives in the intestine and bloodstream of humans. No animals carry this disease. so transmission is always human to human.

Symptoms of typhoid

The two major symptoms of Typhoid are fever and rash. Other symptoms can include:
  • Weakness
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pian
  • Diarrhoea and vomiting

Treatment of typhoid

If typhoid is caught early, it can be successfully treated with antibiotics. If it is not treated, Typhoid can be fatal. The only effective treatment for Typhoid is antibiotics.

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