Typhoid: Causes, Symptoms, Prevention, Treatment, Remedies


Typhoid fever is a systemic infectious disease characterised by a high fever and abdominal symptoms caused by the infection of Salmonella Typhi bacteria. "It can affect anyone who is not immunized against infection," explains José María Marimón, a microbiologist and member of the board of the Spanish Society of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, who says that paratyphoid fever Is similar to typhoid but, in general, has a more benign course and is caused by infection with the bacterium Salmonella Paratyphi.

Once the typhoid bacteria is introduced into the body, it multiplies rapidly and passes into the bloodstream. The body responds with a high fever and other symptoms, which usually appear within one to two weeks after exposure to the bacteria. Symptoms can be mild to severe and usually go away 2 to 5 days after starting antibiotic treatment.


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