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How harmful for your health is typhoid fever?

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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
Travel Medicine
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In brief: Quite curable

The symptoms can be mild or severe and include increasing high fever, headache, abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea, rose-colored spots on the trunk and an enlarged spleen and liver. With antibiotic treatment, the death rate is less than 1% so the key is to recognizing it before it possibly becomes deadly.
Less than 5% of people become carriers and can pass it on chronically.

In brief: Quite curable

The symptoms can be mild or severe and include increasing high fever, headache, abdominal pain, constipation or diarrhea, rose-colored spots on the trunk and an enlarged spleen and liver. With antibiotic treatment, the death rate is less than 1% so the key is to recognizing it before it possibly becomes deadly.
Less than 5% of people become carriers and can pass it on chronically.
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
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