life-threatening infectious disease of the digestive tract caused by the bacterium Salmonella typhi. The disease is contracted from drinking contaminated water or eating contaminated liquids.
Anyone can get the disease
Persons with typhoid fever usually have a sustained fever as high as 103° to 104° F (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. The only way to know for sure if an illness is typhoid fever is to have samples of stool or blood tested for the presence of Salmonella Typhi.
It can be found in the bloodstream and in the intestines.
Make sure to wash hands eat clean food and drink clean liquids.Ty21a (Vivotif Berna, Swiss Serum and Vaccine Institute) for pills and ViCPS (Typhim Vi, Pasteur Merieux) for injection.