Typhoid

Typhoid
Pathogen : A Bacillus rod-shaped bacterium (Salmonella typhi)
Mode of transmission : Through contaminated food and water
Incubation period : About 1-3 weeks
Symptoms
(i)
Continuous fever, headache, slow pulse rate.
(ii)
Reddish rashes appear on the belly.
(iii) In extreme cases, ulcers may rupture resulting in death of the patient.
Prevention and Cure
(i)
Anti-typhoid inoculation should be given.
(ii)
Avoid taking exposed food and drinks.
(iii) Proper sanitation and cleanliness should be maintained.
(iv) Proper disposal of excreta of the patient.
(v)
Antibiotics should be administered.

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