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A 35-year-old male asked:

Can you get typhoid from a blood transfusion with an infected person or if somehow you ingest blood of an infected person? is blood of a typhoid infected person or carrier a threat to others in terms of getting typhoid?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
No: Typhoid transmitted through fecal contamination of food and water. Specifically contamination of food and water with the feces of an infected or carrier person. You may wish to get vaccination for typhoid. Have a healthy diet, exercise 30 minutes/day, drink plenty of water daily so your urine is mostly colorless, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs.
Last updated Dec 5, 2020
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