Every year approximately 12.5 million people around the world are affected by the disease Typhoid, for some, resulting in death. For most people in western society, not much is known about Typhoid, as it is a life-threatening disease found mainly in developing countries. Typhoid is a dangerous infectious disease caused by bacteria and can be spread from person to person, thus those in Western countries usually acquire the disease when travelling. This essay will discuss certain issues relating to Typhoid, including its causes, symptoms and treatment as well as discussing whether a cure would be better than prevention and can this disease be prevented at all. Typhoid is a common disease of developing countries and thus is not often found in industrialised countries such as the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia and Japan. For example in the United States, which has a population of about 250 million people, on average, there are only 400 reported cases of Typhoid a year. Seventy percent of these cases result from international travel. Thus many people are educated about the causes and preventions of Typhoid before travelling to developing countries. Typhoid is an infectious disease caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi, which only lives in humans. Those with the disease carry the bacteria in their bloodstream and intestinal tract and some of those who recover may continue to carry the disease which can be passed on to others. Both ill persons and carriers shed S. Typhi in their faeces. The bacterium can be spread to a person if they eat food or drink beverages that have been handled by a person who is shedding S. Typhi. It may also be caused by contaminated water, which becomes infected from sewerage. Therefore, typhoid fever is more common in developing countries where hygiene is poor thus spreading the disease and allowing for water to become contaminated easily. Once the Typhoid bacterium enters the body, it multiplies and spreads to
BY: CATHERINE E. JOAQUIN
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
PATHOGENS AND VIRULENCE FACTORS
DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT AND PREVENTION
What are Food & Waterborne
that are supported, carried
or transmitted by food & water.
are: Cholera, Hepatitis A,
Amoebic Dysentery, & Typhoid Fever
What is a Typhoid Fever….
Typhoid fever is a life-threatening disease of the intestinal system caused by the typhoid bacillus, Salmonella typhosa, which lives only in humans who carry it in their bloodstream and intestinal tract. Typhoid fever is spread when the bacteria is "shed" by infected people who handle food or fluids without washing their hands, or when sewage carrying the bacteria contaminates water, milk, and other foods. Although relatively rare since the advent of vaccines and improvement….
Typhoid fever is a symptomatic disease caused by Salmonella Typhi. The bacteria generally responsible for the enteric fever syndrome is S enterica serotype Typhi (1). It is characterized by fever, red-colored rash, severe abdominal pain, and slow heart, beat. It concentrates on the intestine and the channel of infection (2). Typhoid fever is usually found in under-developed countries with poor sanitation (3). Statistics show that between seventeen and twenty-two million cases are reported and two….
Before her journey in New York tragedy crossed over the Ball’s. In 1914 in the middle of a winter storm, Henry Ball, Lucille’s Father, went to fix the telephone wiring. In the process, he caught a terrible case of influenza, which turned into typhoid fever leading to his death a year later (Blattman). Lucille and her father were very close. He taught her to be a fearless and confident young lady. Within three years Lucille’s mother remarried, meaning the Ball’s were moving in with the Peterson’s….
whole body. It is called by a bacteria called Salmonella Typhi that is found in the stools of an infected person. Most people in the United States get typhoid as a result of visiting another country.
Typhoid is spread when a person eats food or water contaminated by human waste (stool or urine) containing Salmonella Typhi bacteria.
Typhoid fever mostly preys upon people from the United States who visit other countries, because in a foreign country food and drink may have been handled by a person….
Rather Frank McCourt's memoir "Typhoid Fever" is fact or fiction, has been a debate. The memoir is true because of its realistic aspects to it. The memoir is about typical things a poor, Irish boy would go through in his time. He would go through things such as illness, poverty, and Catholicism. "Typhoid Fever" is about what the author had to go through when he had typhoid fever.
The memoir is about the author having typhoid fever when he was ten and what happen in that time. In the beginning….
to the highway man because of her father. This is similar to "Typhoid Fever" because Frank and Patricia were not allowed to talk to each other because the nuns and nurses wouldn't allow it because of their diseases. Another similarity is that Bess dies in “The Highwayman” and Patricia dies in “Typhoid Fever”. It also seemed as if Frank was falling in love with Patricia, like how the thief had fallen in love with Bess. In "Typhoid Fever" Frank stated, “I’d love to do that myself, come by moonlight….
“It Can’t be Helped” by Jeanne Wakatsuki and “Typhoid Fever” by Frank McCourt have many similarities. Jeanne Wakatsuki was born in California in 1934. She lived there until 1942 when Roosevelt signed executive order 9066 and she and her family were evacuated. Frank McCourt was born in 1930 in Brooklyn, NY. During the great depression, his family moved back to Ireland, where his family sank deeper into poverty. He nearly died of typhoid fever when he was 11. The purpose of the stories these people….
cause of hundreds of death, a simple cook. The one and the only… Typhoid Mary. Between Mary Mallon’s birth and death, many mysteries arose about how people were getting sick with typhoid. Leaving quickly after one fell ill in a client’s house, it took years to track her down. Even to her last day, she claimed she never had typhoid fever and wasn’t the cause of death and sickness in her client’s houses.
Mary Mallon, nicknamed Typhoid Mary after infecting many people with Salmonella Typhi. In her….
Typhoid Fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. Annually in the united states 5700 cases are reported. In the majority of the cases reported, the infected were traveling internationally. Typhoid Fever is still very common throughout the world where it is estimated to infect 21.5 million people per year. Even with advanced prevention and treatment Typhoid Fever is still easily contracted and is a threat to all military members while deployed or in a field environment….