Typhoid Fever (or simply Typhoid) is a bacterial infection caused by a micro-organism Salmonella typhi.
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- Typhoid Fever (or simply Typhoid) is a bacterial infection caused by a micro-organism Salmonella typhi
- This infection is a tropical disease and as such, is rarely observed in the United States, Canada, and in European countries. In developing countries, the fever can cause significant mortality and morbidity
- An individual may contract the disease through contaminated food, water, or through contact with an infected individual
- A majority of the individuals with Typhoid recover fully, without any complications. However, a few may die from the disease
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http://www.cdc.gov/nczved/divisions/dfbmd/diseases/typhoid_fever/ (accessed on 09/14/2017)
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