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Approximate (or estimated) number of deaths from typhoid fever during the cival war?

if you can, can you please enter where most of them occurred like at camps and stuff its for a school project like my other question, thanks

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What medicine do i use with typhoid fever?

Several antibiotics are effective for the treatment of typhoid fever. Chloramphenicol was the original drug of choice for many years. Because of rare serious side effects, chloramphenicol has been replaced by other effective antibiotics. The choice of antibiotics needs to be guided by identifying the geographic region where the organism was acquired and the results of cultures once available. (Certain strains from South America show a significant resistance to some antibiotics.) If relapses occur, patients are retreated with antibiotics.

Commonly prescribed antibiotics
In the United States, most doctors prescribe ciprofloxacin for nonpregnant adults. Women who are pregnant and children most often receive ceftriaxone (Rocephin) injections, because ciprofloxacin has been associated with problems in these groups. All of these drugs can cause side effects, and long-term use can lead to the development of antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria.

Problems with antibiotic resistance
In the past, the drug of choice was chloramphenicol. Doctors no longer commonly use it, however, because of severe side effects, a high relapse rate and widespread bacterial resistance. In fact, the existence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria is a growing problem in the treatment of typhoid, especially in the developing world. In recent years, S. typhi also has proved resistant to trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and ampicillin.  (+ info)

Are there any alternative treatments for typhoid fever besides taking antibiotics?

Well, to begin with, antibiotics aren't an alternative treatment. Typhoid is bacterial so colloidal silver should work on it. There are many homeopathic treatments for it as well.

Both CS and homeopathy have been used for many centuries successfully.  (+ info)

i had vaccinations today for hep a and b, and typhoid fever, is pain in my spine normal?

the pain feels just like the pain i had in my arm as i had my injection in my arm.

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Any body knows about typhoid fever?HHow long it will stay?

My husband is suffering from typhoid fever(salmonella typhi) within the range of 1:80 is this a starting stage?

I don't know what the range of 1:80 means, I have never heard it refered to in this manner.

Typhoid fever varies in each individual as to how long it stays in the body. Some people are affected for only a short time (like a week or two) and some people are affected for a few years. It is not understood why there is a big range. Studies have shown that aggressive antibiotic therapy is better for an earlier cure. About 3 percent of the cases end up becoming a carrier for Typhoid.

As long as your husband carries any Typhoid in his body (a blood test can tell when it is completely gone), he needs to not ever prepare food for anyone and he needs to do extremely good handwashing after using the bathroom. You also need to do extremely good handwashing or you may contract it from him.  (+ info)

i had typhoid fever in 7th month and cured then 12th month cames repeatedly its cames tiwce an year any danger?

typhoid cames twice an year causing any aids.

Typhoid fever is caused by a virulent bacterium called Salmonella typhi. Although they're related, this isn't the same as the bacteria responsible for salmonellosis, another serious intestinal infection.Typhoid fever spreads through contaminated food and water or through close contact with someone who's infected.

It can come back again as told by you for reasons -
1. If you are not very strict in taking proper food and allow food contamination and drink impure water.
2. If the fever or infection is not treated in full in the first instance.

So it is essential you get the treatement in full so that it may not repeat again. Also take only packaged water or boiled and filtered water and do not take outside food.

You will be alright with just strict food habits and careful medication to the full course. -
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What is the primary cause of typhoid fever?

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what can the philippine government recommed about typhoid fever?

I'm not sure what the Philippine Government would recommend; but the WHO and the US CDC recommend Typhoid vaccination for those at risk of contracting the disease.

There are two forms currently available, injectable and oral. The injectable is 0.5ml given every two-years. It is generally well tolerated. The oral is four pills taken over a week. There are some reports of diarrhea with this, but it is only taken every five-years.  (+ info)

what organs are affected by Typhoid fever?

what organs are affected by typhoid fever...
what is the effects?
what is the complications...

It is caused by gram negative bacteria Sallmonela typhi.its a systemic illnes.typhoyd fever is a desease of developing countries.During first week it is associated with bacteremia,fever,
chills ,rash, bradicardia ,abdominal pain , intestinal bleeding in advanced cases.occasionaly it may be a neuropsychiatric symptoms.Complications in untreated patitons may be intestinal perforation and hemorrhage.it is very serious and life threatning one.Treated by antibiotics. ciprofloxacin, ceftriaxon.  (+ info)

How do we decrease typhoid fever?

Globally, public health agencies have implemented policies to help prevent and control typhoid. These include improved sanitation, safe drinking water, and good medical care. In some communities those goals are too lofty and some believe that vaccination for high risk populations is the best way. There are currently two vaccines in common use.

To better understand prevention, you need to study the disease itself. Typhoid is caused by a virulent and invasive bacterium called Salmonella typhi. This bacteria spreads through contaminated food or water and occasionally through direct contact with someone that is already infected. In developing countries, the cause is generally poor santitation and contaminated drinking water. Industrialized countries usually see typhoid when a traveler brings it back from a trip and then spreads it to others via the fecal-oral route.

To personally protect yourself from typhoid you can avoid traveling to areas that are endemic to the disease. If you do travel, consider taking the vaccine. While the vaccine is useful, it isn't 100% so it is advised that you wash your hands frequently, avoid untreated water (drink bottled or canned water, carbonated water is best, wipe all bottles and cans before using, no ice, bottled water when brushing teeth, etc.), avoid raw fruits and vegetables, choose cooked foods.  (+ info)

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