2 doctors weighed in:

Explain why the incubation period for typhoid fever would be longer than for cholera.?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Colplex

Two very different microorganisms with different mechanisms for producing disease.
Cholera affects only the mucous lining of the bowel and produces a toxin-mediated watery diarrhea. Salmonella typhi infection begins in the intestinal tract, spreading to the local lymph nodes, to the blood stream, etc.

In brief: Colplex

Two very different microorganisms with different mechanisms for producing disease.
Cholera affects only the mucous lining of the bowel and produces a toxin-mediated watery diarrhea. Salmonella typhi infection begins in the intestinal tract, spreading to the local lymph nodes, to the blood stream, etc.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Board Certified, Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
49M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors