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Typhoid: Causes, Symptoms, And Treatments

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About Typhoid

Typhoid is an acute bacterial illness, also known as the Typhoid Fever, which is a severe fever, caused by the Salmonella Typhi bacteria.

Additionally, the disease can also be caused by the Salmonella Paratyphi, which is another related type of bacterium that can cause a lesser sever version of this disease.

Typhoid is mainly known as a water-borne disease that transmits into the human body through water or food and then spreads in the entire body, causing damage.

Typhoid basically is caused by contaminated water, wherein the water becomes tainted due to a lot of factors, from human waste to industrial waste, etc. And since the same water can come in contact with food, any person who consumes it, can easily get infected by the bacteria, resulting in typhoid fever.

Although with environmental sanitation, the worldwide number of cases of typhoid fever has reduced remarkably, it still continues to occur in many parts of the world. The current statistics say that there are around 21 million cases of people infected each year.

The impact of the disease generally stays for one month or more. Coming to the symptoms of the disease, the common ones include poor or loss of appetite, frequent headaches, diarrhea, extremely high fever that reaches a temperature of 104 degrees, as well as lethargy.

Other than these, some people also suffer from abdominal pain, chest congestion, and a lot of discomforts. It is said that often when the disease is treated with antibiotics, people suffer from relapses.

However, treatment with antibiotics is the fundamental way of treating the disease, since before adapting to this option, there used to be a 20% fatality rate.

The antibiotic therapy treatment if done aptly starts showing improvement in the patient within two days and the impact of the disease usually becomes minimal in seven to ten days.

Chloramphenicol is the name of the antibiotic that was primarily used to treat this disease, however, over the years this drug was replaced by other alternatives in the market.

While antibiotics are recommended for first level typhoid and also cases of relapses, when the higher risk area of the disease is reached, doctors, adhere to vaccines at that time.

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