Symptoms appear 1 to 3 weeks after infection. People with typhoid experience:
Fever which starts low and then raises up to 103- 104oF (39 – 40oC)
Generalized aches and pains
Chills and dry cough
Lethargy, weakness, and fatigue
Diarrhoea or constipation
Rash (rose-coloured sports on the chest and abdomen)
The bacteria that cause typhoid fever spreads through contaminated food or water. If you ingest contaminated food, the bacteria enters into the bloodstream multiplies in the gallbladder, bile ducts, or liver and passes into the bowel. Thus people become carries and continue to release bacteria in their stools for years and spread the disease.