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Typhoid fever!!!!?

hey,i need help with biology assignment .i have to write that what people or books say about typhoid fever which is caused by salmonella typhi .i have to write some quotes about typhoid fever .plzzzzz help me and it is due Thursday .
thanxx for sending it before Thursday!!!!!!!

Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. In the United States about 400 cases occur each year, and 75% of these are acquired while traveling internationally. Typhoid fever is still common in the developing world, where it affects about 21.5 million persons each year.

Typhoid fever can be prevented and can usually be treated with antibiotics. If you are planning to travel outside the United States, you should know about typhoid fever and what steps you can take to protect yourself. Salmonella Typhi lives only in humans. Persons with typhoid fever carry the bacteria in their bloodstream and intestinal tract. In addition, a small number of persons, called carriers , recover from typhoid fever but continue to carry the bacteria. Both ill persons and carriers shed S. Typhi in their feces (stool).

You can get typhoid fever if you eat food or drink beverages that have been handled by a person who is shedding S. Typhi or if sewage contaminated with S. Typhi bacteria gets into the water you use for drinking or washing food. Therefore, typhoid fever is more common in areas of the world where handwashing is less frequent and water is likely to be contaminated with sewage.

Once S. Typhi bacteria are eaten or drunk, they multiply and spread into the bloodstream. The body reacts with fever and other signs and symptoms.Typhoid fever is common in most parts of the world except in industrialized regions such as the United States, Canada, western Europe, Australia, and Japan. Therefore, if you are traveling to the developing world, you should consider taking precautions. Over the past 10 years, travelers from the United States to Asia, Africa, and Latin America have been especially at risk
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dbmd/diseaseinfo/typhoidfever_g.htm  (+ info)

typhoid fever?

my friend got typhoid fever. and has brain damage. how serious would the brain damage be?

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Typhoid Fever?

How long has Typhoid fever been around? Has it always been here?

yes and for 100's of years***  (+ info)

What type of doctor treats typhoid fever?

I've been looking all around the internet, and l can't find an answer. Can someone tell me what kind of doctor treats typhoid fever, as in, what kind of degree would he have?


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What types of street foods or drinks that causes typhoid fever?

I need a little information about street foods that can cause typhoid fever. I'm doing research paper in the Philippines about street foods. Can someone give me some links or website to gather a few data. You can also contribute based on your own experience

And I thought typhoid fever was caused by unsanitary conditions and was water borne. It makes sense that it could be fecal in origin. I seem to rememeber that there are concerns about rising insect volumes and then typhoid fever potentials following disasters. I suspect that some of the concerns are about it being carried on the bodies of insects as/when they land as well as with insects that inject some of their fluids while gathing some of their victims's fluids. I know that typhoid fever can be transmitted to care takers of infected people as well.

If typhoid fever has a fecal origin, then there are all sorts of other diseases that have a fecal origin. And, there are all sorts of other diseases and bacteria that are food borne in "unsanitary" conditions.

Any food that is not cooked to a bacteria/disease/illness killing temperature can carry a number of intestinally distressing "things". Likewise, cooked foods that are not kept/stored at the correct temperatures can generate or carry food borne illness. Exactly what these illness killing temperature are depends upon the illness itself and the particulary type of food. In general, any food inside the danger zone of 40 degrees F to 140 degrees F are suspect and more prone to carrying food borne illness. - And, this is after being cooked/heated to the correct temperature required to kill specific illness carrying "things" as determined by the "thing" itself and the food itself.

Contamination itself can come from the fields the product was grown in (i.e. when manuers are used on produce), the packaging and distribution process itself (i.e. butchering), the preparation process (i.e. from inadequate hand or container washing or the use of contaminated water), or during the storage and serving process (i.e. cross contamination from another food source, hand washing or other direct contact, correct storage temperatures). When we think in terms of a street vendor, we tend to believe that their preparation process, delivery/storage process, and their personal food hygine are not to the same sanitiation standards as those found within a restaurant or out personal homes.  (+ info)

How long should i wait before i can resume my sex life after Typhoid fever?

My girlfriend has got Typhoid fever, last Tuesday. The doctor said she can resume to normal work after 2 weeks. So how long should i wait before i can resume with our sex life? I mean without getting myself infected.

Thank You

well the best thing to do is ask the doctor, seriously even though it is an embarrassing question trust me they have seen and heard it all.  (+ info)

what are the symptoms of typhoid fever?

I am doing a case study of typhoid fever but I don't have much information on this subject.

Typhoid fever is caused by Salmonella typhi bacteria. Typhoid fever is rare in industrialized countries. However, it remains a serious health threat in the developing world. Typhoid fever spreads through contaminated food and water or through close contact with someone who's infected. Signs and symptoms usually include high fever, headache, abdominal pain, and either constipation or diarrhea.

When treated with antibiotics, most people with typhoid fever feel better within a few days, although a small percentage may die of complications.

Although children with typhoid fever sometimes become sick suddenly, signs and symptoms are more likely to develop gradually — often appearing one to three weeks after exposure to the disease. In some cases you may not become sick for as long as two months after exposure.

Once signs and symptoms do appear, you're likely to experience:

-Fever, often as high as 103 or 104 F (39 or 40 C)
-Weakness and fatigue
-A sore throat
-Abdominal pain
-Diarrhea or constipation

Children are more likely to have diarrhea, whereas adults may become severely constipated. During the second week, you may develop a rash of small, flat, rose-colored spots on your lower chest or upper abdomen. The rash is temporary, usually disappearing in two to five days. --

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Is there any hospital or health centers in Brunswick, New Jersey that offers a typhoid fever vaccine?

Is there any hospital or health centers in Brunswick, New Jersey that offers a typhoid fever vaccine?

Almost any family doctor or clinic should either have it or can get it.  (+ info)

How would you treat typhoid fever in a three year old?`?

I'm not related to anyone who has it, but I'm writing a story and I need to know the treatment given for a three year old with a mild-severe case of typhoid fever. Also, what would you NOT give them...so basically I need to know what you would and would not give the three year old.

Three commonly prescribed antibiotics are ampicillin, trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole, and ciprofloxacin. Persons given antibiotics usually begin to feel better within 2 to 3 days, and deaths rarely occur. However, persons who do not get treatment may continue to have fever for weeks or months, and as many as 20% may die from complications of the infection. See more on typhoid fever here: http://www.examiner.com/x-7707-Infectious-Disease-Examiner~y2009m8d27-Study-increase-in-drug-resistant-typhoid-fever-seen-in-US-mostly-due-to-foreign-travel  (+ info)

what are the organs affected by Typhoid fever?

what are the organs affected by Typhoid fever?
what are the effects?
what are the complications?

What are the signs and symptoms of typhoid fever?

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 S. Typhi .
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