Typhoid fever – Mexico
3,407 cases of Typhoid fever in Tamaulipas since January 2021.
The Salmonella typhi bacterium causes fever, fatigue, headache, nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, or diarrhea. It is spread through contaminated water or food.
To avoid falling ill with typhoid fever, it is recommended to wash your hands before eating and after using the bathroom, cleaning fruits and vegetables before eating, and making sure water is boiled before consuming,
Photo: Salmonella enterica serovar typhimurium – Cultured in medium
Typhoid fever, so-called enteric fever caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi, has a totally different presentation from that of the commoner kinds of salmonellosis.
It is usually spread by contaminated food or water. Typhoid fever is not a zoonosis like the more commonly seen types of salmonellosis.
Vomiting and diarrhea are typically absent but constipation is frequently reported.
The word typhoid (as in typhus-like) reflects the similarity of the louse-borne rickettsial disease epidemic typhus and that of typhoid fever; in fact, in some areas, typhoid fever is still referred to as abdominal typhus.
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