Typhoid Fever

The fever that's killing thousands

What is it?

Typhoid Fever is a very dangerous fever caused by Salmonella Typhi Bacteria. About 200,000 people die from it each year out of approximately 21.5 million people. Yeah, that's a lot.

How can you get it?

Typhoid Fever is more common in area's of the world where hand washing is less frequent and water is likely to be contaminated with sewage. It can also come from food not prepared right. People get it mostly when they are traveling so i'd watch what i'm eating and drinking while traveling if I were you.
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What are the symptoms?

The symptoms for Typhoid Fever come in weeks so i'll go by weeks.

Week 1: Headache that gets worse as the week goes on, weakness, dry cough, loss of appetite, abdominal pain, and rashes

Week 2: Diarrhea or severe constipation, considerable weight loss, extremely distended abdomen.

Week 3: Become delirious, lie motionless and exhausted with your eyes half-closed.

See a doctor immediately if you suspect that you have Typhoid Fever.

How is it treated?

It is treated with antibiotics and supportive care, and mortality will have been reduced to 1%-2%. Several antibiotics are effective for the treatment of Typhoid Fever.

How can I prevent it?

Well my friend, for starters you can NEVER TRAVEL AGAIN! I'm just kidding, in order to prevent Typhoid Fever you can avoid risky foods and drinks. You can also get vaccinated against Typhoid Fever. You can check foods that need to be cooked to make sure they were most likely cooked the correct way and check to see if anything is abnormal about it.
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~In the U.S. it is estimated that 5,700 cases occur annually.

~It can come from food not prepared right and drinks.

~It can't fully be treated and you may become a carrier.

~Most untreated patients die.

Famous people who died from it

There's 75 famous people who died from Typhoid Fever. Here's the list:

1. Franz Schubert

2. Wilbur Wright

3. George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr.

4. Arnold Bennett

5. Princess Elisabeth of Hesse

6. Gerard Manley Hopkins

7. Lord George Gordon

8. Eugnia Tadolini

9. Take Lonescu

10. Willard Louis

11.Hannah Primrose, Countess of Rose berry

12. Albert, Prince Consort

13. Franz Bendel

14. Edward Burgess

15. Godfrey Weitzel

16. Stephan A. Douglas

17. Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales

18. Nadezda Petrovic

19. Mark Hanna

20. John Bell Hatcher

21. John Taylor

22. Margaret Wolfe Hungerford

23. Martha Bulloch Roosevelt

24. Herman Dehlman

25. Francis Greenway

26. Hakaru Hashimoto

27. Ume Kenjiro

28. Jessie Cherry

29. Rual Proenca

30. Elisabeth Pepys

31. Infante Fernando of Portugal

32. August Ritter van Trapp

33. Hugh Conway

34. Edward James

35. Gyoshu Hayami

36. Henry Spencer Palmer

37. Charles Scribner 1

38. Rafael Moreno Aranzadi

39. Bernie Graham

40. Panchanan Mitra

41.WIlliam Wallace Lincoln

42. George J. Adams

43. Bernard Durning

44. Etienne Desmarteau

45. Prince Mircea of Romania

46. John P. Yount

47. Robert Juckes Clifton

48. Moses Wisner

49. Gerald Portal

50. Hub Collins

51. Guillaume Lekeu

52. Darby O'Brien

53. Ernest Genval

54. Herbert Ward

55. Gonville Bromhead

56. Princess Leopoldina of Brazil

57. Katherine McKinley

58. Leland Stanford Jr.

59. Alice Mary Smith

60. Charles Kettle

61. Herb Alward

62. Ignacio Zaragoza

63. Richard Sandford

64. Alexander Cameron Sim

65. Lucien Muhlfeld

66. Jack Jones

67. Maria de Lourdes Pereira dos Santos Van-Dunem

68. George Hunt

69. John Cottam

70. George Stumhope

71. Charles E. DeLong

72. Jean-Martin Moye

73. Nicholas Wood

74. Helen Kelsall Melland

75. Annebelle Conley


.. in time of war, soldiers, however sensible, care a great deal more on some occasions about slaking their thirst than about the danger of enteric fever.
[Better known as typhoid, the disease is often spread by drinking contaminated water.]

Winston Churchill