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Can I tell my primary school students that typhoid fever is equal to salmonella food poisoning?

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Dr. Joel Gallant
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: No

No. Salmonella is a common cause of food-borne diarrhea in the U.
S. Typhoid fever, caused by a specific of salmonella, is rarely seen in non-travelers, and causes a more systemic illness. People with typhoid have fever and belly pain, but often don't have diarrhea.

In brief: No

No. Salmonella is a common cause of food-borne diarrhea in the U.
S. Typhoid fever, caused by a specific of salmonella, is rarely seen in non-travelers, and causes a more systemic illness. People with typhoid have fever and belly pain, but often don't have diarrhea.
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