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What causes typhoid?

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Dr. Susan Rhoads
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In brief: 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

In brief: 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
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