Salmonella Typhi

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  • Topic: Salmonella, Gastroenteritis, Typhoid fever
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Limiting the function of Salmonella

With an estimate of more than 30 million cases of annually resulting in almost 250 million deaths, the World Health Organization identified that typhoid fever is indeed serious health problem worldwide. Typhoid fever on patrol

Transmitted by the ingestion of contaminated food or water, Typhoid is a common worldwide illness due to the fast multiplication of its culprit, the bacterium called Salmonella typhi,. These bacteria invade the small intestine, rule the bloodstream and eventually merge with the white blood cells in the liver, spleen and bone marrow. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in United States, about 400 cases occur each year, and 75% of these are acquired while traveling internationally. Therefore, they concluded that Typhoid fever is rampant in the developing world, where it affects about 21.5 million persons each year. Persons with typhoid fever usually have a sustained fever as high as 39° to 40° C. They may also feel weak, or have stomach pains, headache, or loss of appetite. In some cases, patients have a rash of flat, rose-colored spots. But the most alarming truth behind this infection is that even if your symptoms seem to go away, you may still be carrying the bacteria and if so, the illness could return, or you could pass the disease to other people. Subtitle

(Info’s for local cases of typhoid fever)
Sanitation and hygiene are the critical measures that can be taken to prevent typhoid. It can only spread in environment where human feces or urine are able to come into contact with food from human to human. Careful food preparation and washing of hands are crucial to preventing typhoid. Boil it, cook it, peel it

Sanitation and hygiene are the critical measures that can be taken to prevent typhoid. It is advisable that if you drink water, buy it bottled or else, bring it to a rolling boil for a minute. Eating foods that...
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