Typhoid: Symptom and Causes

Typhoid Symptoms

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)
  • Headaches
  • Chest congestion
  • Poor appetite
  • Generalized aches and pains
  • Chills and dry cough
  • Lethargy, weakness, and fatigue
  • Diarrhoea or constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Rash (rose-coloured sports on the chest and abdomen)
Typhoid symptoms  

Typhoid Causes

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.

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