Typhoid fever is a disease gotten from contaminated food and water. Typhoid fever is caused by a bacteria called Salmonella enterica. This virus could be deposited into food or water by an infected individual. Typhoid fever is a serious bacterial infection that easily spreads through contaminated water and food. Along with high fever, it can cause abdominal pains, headache, and loss of appetite. Typhoid fever may also be referred to as typhoid. With treatment, most people make a full recovery. But untreated typhoid can lead to life threatening complications.
According to Healthline, the following are the symptoms of typhoid fever:
2. Sore throat
3. Pain in the abdomen
5. Body fatigue
When to see a doctor
1. See a health care provider right away if you think you might have typhoid fever. If you sick while traveling in a foreign country, know who to call for a list of providers. For some that might be the closest embassy or consulate.
2. If you have symptoms after you return home, consider seeing a provider who focuses on international travel medicine or infectious diseases. This might help get typhoid fever diagnosed and treated more quickly.
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