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Malaria and typhoid fevers?

Malaria and typhoid fevers?

BothCauseFeverButDif: Typhoid Fever is a Bacterial Infection caused by a Bacteria Salmonella Typhi.It causes very high fever and is treated with appropriate Antibiotics.It is caused by eating contaminated food and water and is common in many third world countries Malaria is caused by Malaria Parasite which is transmitted to humans by the bite of species of mosquito called Anopheles in Asian,African and Latin America ...Read more

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Typhoid Fever (Definition)

A bacterial infection that can cause diarrhea and fever. It is more common in developing countries and is caused by consuming ...Read more


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Typhoid fever treatment?

Typhoid fever treatment?

Antibiotics: Typhoid Fever after the diagnosis is treated with Antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin,ceftriaxone and Azithromycine But drug resistant Typhoid Fever is increasing in incidence all over the world Talk to your Doctor ...Read more

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Is cholera like typhoid?

Is cholera like typhoid?

No: Cholera is caused by vibrio cholerae, and is mainly a secretory diarrhea, or to put it more simply, abundant aqueous diarrhea, which will lead to dehydration if left untreated. Very rarely if at all fever will be present. Typhoid on the other hand, caused by salmonella typhi, is a systemic febrile disease, which can cause sepsis. Classic typhoid fever will rarely present with diarrhea. ...Read more

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Where do I get cholera, typhoid, yellow fever, meningitis and heptatis vaccines?

Where do I get cholera, typhoid, yellow fever, meningitis and heptatis vaccines?

Travel vaccines: These are unusual vaccines that most primary care physicians do not stock (cholera, typhoid, yellow fever). There are physicians who specialize in travel medicine and they can arrange for these vaccines for your trip. ...Read more

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Primary symptoms of typhoid , measeles, influenza.

Primary symptoms of typhoid , measeles, influenza.

Way too much for 400: Characters or less. Check these sites. Measles: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/measles.Html. Thphoid: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0002308/. Influenza: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/flu.Html. Seek medical care if you are trying to diagnose your symptoms. ...Read more

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ebola virus india

ebola virus india

Ebola - virus: See: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2791500/india-inadequately-prepared-ebola-fear-medical-experts.html. It's indicated that there have been no confirmed Ebola cases in India but there is also some concern expressed about India's state of preparedness should Ebola find it's way there. ...Read more

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Can amoxicillin cure typhoid fever?

Can amoxicillin cure typhoid fever?

It can if sensitive: It can if the bacteria is still sensitive to Amoxicillin.There has been lot of resistance to Amoxicillin for last several years and is not recommended as first line antibiotics. Cipro and Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Ceftrioxone are first line antibiotics recommended till culture and sensitivity report is available ...Read more

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How good is typhoid vaccine?

How good is typhoid vaccine?

Better than none: All vaccines improve your body's immune response to an infectious agent most of the time the vaccine prevents the illness or keeps from getting as sick some vaccines including this one need booster shots to maintain or boost immunity - reminding your immune system to be on watch and protect against the agent bottomline: better off getting vaccine to improve your odds of staying well. ...Read more

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Best treatment of typhoid fever?

Best treatment of typhoid fever?

Cipro/Levaquin: The strain of salmonella typhi needs to be tested for antibiotic sensitivity. For uncomplicated typhoid fever with a sensitive strain the best treatment is oral Cipro (ciprofloxacin) or levaquin. Alternatives are amoxicillin, septra or azithromycin. Quinolone risistant strains are best treated with Azithromycin or IV ceftriaxone. ...Read more

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Is campylobacter jejuni contagious?

Is campylobacter jejuni contagious?

Yes, but: It is more likely to come from an infected animal such as poultry than from another person infected with it. ...Read more

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Who was typhoid mary?

Who was typhoid mary?

Healthy Carrier: Mary mallon was the first healthy carrier of typhoid identified in the us. She was an irish immigrant, who worked as a cook. Hygiene was not high on the list in the early 1900's, so it was likely that mary did not wash her hands between the bathroom and kitchen. She was traced to ~30+ illnesses with 3 deaths. The story of her discovery and capture is very interesting. Google it 4 more info. ...Read more

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Who was "typhoid mary"?

Who was "typhoid mary"?

Healthy Carrier: Mary mallon was the first healthy carrier of typhoid identified in the us. She was an irish immigrant, who worked as a cook. Hygiene was not high on the list in the early 1900's, so it was likely that mary did not wash her hands between the bathroom and kitchen. She was traced to ~30+ illnesses with 3 deaths. The story of her discovery and capture is very interesting. Google it 4 mor info. ...Read more

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Is samonella poisoning contageous?

Is samonella poisoning contageous?

Yes it is: If food is contaminated by salmonella, anyone who eats that food can become ill. Also it can be transmitted person-to-person by the fecal-oral route. Strict hand-washing is needed. Also keeping raw meat, etc separate from other foods is wise -- as is having separate cutting boards, etc. http://tinyurl.com/k8894u5. ...Read more

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What's francisella tularensis (tularemia/rabbit fever)?

What's francisella tularensis (tularemia/rabbit fever)?

Infection of rodents: Tularemia is a bacterial of common rodents (rabbits, muskrats, beavers, squirrel etc) which can be spread to humans through contact with infected animals, insect bites, and even breathing infected dirt. It is most common in north america. Symptoms can include fever, muscle & joint aches, pneumonia, and eye redness. It confirmed by a blood test and treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What's hemophilus influenzae?

What's hemophilus influenzae?

A bacteria: H. Flu as it is called can be divided into 2 kinds. So called type b which used to cause major illness in young children but is now prevented by a vaccine and the untypable strains that cause respiratory disease in adults. ...Read more

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How to treat IgM positive typhoid fever?

How to treat IgM positive typhoid fever?

Antibiotics: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/typhoid-fever/ds00538/dsection=treatments-and-drugs.

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Is typhoid contacted through sex?

Is typhoid contacted through sex?

Yes and no: In general typhoid is transmitted through ingestion of a contaminated water or food product, not sexually. Always remember never say always or never. ...Read more

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What causes typhoid?

What causes typhoid?

A bacterial disease: Usually typhoid fever refers to a bacterial infection due to Salmonella typhi. But it can be confused with typhus: infection due to a special bacterial type called Rickettsia, which is an intracellular parasite. Both are common with poor sanitary practices, including unsafe water supply and drainage systems. See the difference here: http://tinyurl.com/csnxwt4 & http://tinyurl.com/lj9eewt ...Read more

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Who was typhoid mary?

Healthy Carrier: Mary mallon was the first healthy carrier of typhoid identified in the us. She was an irish immigrant, who worked as a cook. Hygiene was not high on the list in the early 1900's, so it was likely that mary did not wash her hands between the bathroom and kitchen. She was traced to ~30+ illnesses with 3 deaths. The story of her discovery and capture is very interesting. Google it 4 more info. ...Read more

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Who was "typhoid mary"?

Healthy Carrier: Mary mallon was the first healthy carrier of typhoid identified in the us. She was an irish immigrant, who worked as a cook. Hygiene was not high on the list in the early 1900's, so it was likely that mary did not wash her hands between the bathroom and kitchen. She was traced to ~30+ illnesses with 3 deaths. The story of her discovery and capture is very interesting. Google it 4 mor info. ...Read more

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How does typhoid spread?

How does typhoid spread?

Water contamination: In the developing world, typhoid spreads through human fecal contaminated water. Unlike most kinds of salmonellosis, this form is only a human disease. There are no chickens, cattle or other fauna involved. ...Read more

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I have typhoid . What to do?

Seek medical care: If you haven't already done so. I suspect you were looking for more info than this. Please clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of typhoid?

What are the symptoms of typhoid?

Typhoid fever: Typhoid fever symptoms are poor appetite, headaches, generalized aches and pains, fever, and lethargy. ...Read more

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How can I avoid typhoid injection?

How can I avoid typhoid injection?

Typhoid: typhoid is a serious disease caused by a bacterium, salmonella typhi. It causes high fever, stomach pain, and if not treated can kill up to 30% of those infected. It is mostly eliminated from the US because of our good sanitation but is common in some areas. Vaccine is only needed if you are traveling to such an area. If you are, do not skip this vaccine. It can save your life. Enjoy your travels! ...Read more

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What is thr right drugs for typhoid?

What is thr right drugs for typhoid?

Typhoid Rx: Cipro (ciprofloxacin)floxacin for non-pregnant adults. Ceftriaxone for pregnant women, children or those allergic to Cipro (ciprofloxacin). ...Read more

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How long are typhoid shots good for?

How long are typhoid shots good for?

3 years: The injectable vaccine is good for 3 years. The live oral vaccine is good for 5 years. ...Read more

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Are there good ways to avoid typhoid?

Food hygiene/vaccine: Typhoid fever is a common (worldwide) infection with salmonella typhi bacteria caught via fecally contaminated food and water (human poop in your food or water. Yuck, but happens). Be careful what you eat ("boil it, peel it, cook it, or forget it"). There are two vaccines (oral & injection) available which work reasonably well. Also gastric acidity helps, so extra caution if you take antacids! ...Read more

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I had typhoid, so am I a carrier now?

I had typhoid, so am I a carrier now?

Possibly: Generally the salmonella remains resident in the gallbladder and reaches the gut through the biliary tree. If your stools remain positive for the organism you have become a carrier, but are not at risk of infecting others unless you are a food handler or do not use basic sanitary techniques like hand-washing after going to the bathroom. ...Read more

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What are the complications of typhoid?

What are the complications of typhoid?

Fever & GI bleeding: Typhoid and paratyphoid fevers are caused by bacteria. If infected you may have high fevers (which can last a month), headache, diarrhea, intestinal bleeding, and dehydration. Some develop a chronic carrier state-- persitent infection without symptoms. Rarely a hole can develop in the intestines which can be life-threatening. Treatement of typhoid fever involves hospitialization and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Please tell me how to cure from typhoid?

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Antibiotics: Classically Ciprofloxacin was used, but in recent years, due to resistance, Azithromycin is recommended. See a doctor to verify the diagnosis first, however. ...Read more

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Are pastas good for someone with typhoid?

Are pastas good for someone with typhoid?

There is no evidence: There is no evidence that it is good for a person infected with Typhoid Fever ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a typhoid carrier?

What are the symptoms of a typhoid carrier?

None: Most typhoid carriers have no symptoms. The organism is usually present in the gall bladder and excreted into the intestinal tract. It is then given to others by the fecal oral route through contaminated food or water. ...Read more

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Help please? What is meant by acute typhoid?

Help please? What is meant by acute typhoid?

Acute typhoid: is the acute (initial) phase of a typhoid infection with Salmonella typhi bacteria. Sx's can include: fever, malaise, abdominal pain, & constipation. If this is not treated - death may eventually occur. ...Read more

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What exactly is a typhoid shot? Is it painful?

What exactly is a typhoid shot? Is it painful?

Immunization: There are two types of typhoid vaccines, an oral version and a "shot". There are pros and cons to each, but the biggest is that one is a shot (!), but is single dose, whereas the oral vaccine is a capsule taken every other day for four doses (takes a week). The oral vaccine also lasts longer (5 yrs) than the shot (2-3 yrs). Oh, and yes it can be a little bit painful, but not bad! ...Read more

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Will typhoid stop me from going on my vacation?

Will typhoid stop me from going on my vacation?

If it's active: If you are actively contagious, yes- ethically, you should not travel since it can be transmitted by contact with contaminated objects. Certainly, if left untreated typhoid can sometimes kill you due to dehydration and electrolyte abnormalities-that would stop anyone from going on vacation. ...Read more

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