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Typhoid fever frequently asked questions
  • Published Date:
    January 10, 2005
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  • Description:
    How is typhoid fever spread? -- Where in the world do you get typhoid fever? -- How can you avoid typhoid fever? -- "Boil it, cook it, peel it, or forget it" -- Getting vaccinated -- What are the signs and symptoms of typhoid fever? -- What do you do if you think you have typhoid fever? -- Typhoid fever's danger doesn't end when symptoms disappear.

    Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi. In the United States about 400 cases occur each year, and 70% of these are acquired while traveling internationally. Typhoid fever is still common in the developing world, where it affects about 12.5 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.

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