General InformationTyphoid - a bacterial infection that affects the intestines first, then spreads to the liver, spleen and gall bladder. It is a highly contagious disease transmitted through water and food containing the pathogen. Recovered even after the fever person can remain for many years a carrier of bacteria that cause typhoid. With the untimely treatment the disease can threaten the patient's life.
CausesInfection with the bacterium Salmonella typhi. The disease spreads quickly in areas with poor sanitation and hygiene. Possible epidemic typhus.
The symptoms of typhoid feverIn the first week of illness, severe headache, coughing, fever, chills, loss of appetite, malaise, fatigue, weakness, constipation, abdominal pain.
On the second or third week of the disease - high fevers, diarrhea, marked weakness, weight loss, painful, enlarged to the size of the stomach, after the temperature - rising high above the skin rash on the chest and abdomen.