Salmonella typhi

By: Jozie Taylor

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Description of pathogen

The name of this pathogen is Salmonella Typhi. The shape of this pathogen is rod like.This pathogen has a gram stain negative. The diseases name is typhoid fever.

How does this organism attack and spread?

This organism attacks by getting injected into the mouth by something that a person ate. You can get it from uncooked food, dirty food, or hot food if it stays warm for a long time. Then it will spread from your mouth into your body and make you sick.

Symptoms

You can experience pain in the abdomen or muscles and have bloating, constipation, diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting. You will also have fatigue, fever, chills, loss of appetite, or malaise. The most common part is headache, muscle weakness, rash with small red dots, skin rash, or weight loss. You might feel dizzy and cold.

Where, who, what?

It is usually found at a public restaurant with bad food, or it could be found in a dirty restroom. This disease mostly infects infants and the elderly. There is no treatment after you get infected, but you could avoid it by cooking beef fully through and also wash your hands after touching raw eggs or meat.