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Typhoid Fever (or simply Typhoid) is a bacterial infection caused by a micro-organism Salmonella typhi.

The topic Abdominal Typhus you are seeking is a synonym, or alternative name, or is closely related to the medical condition Typhoid Fever.

Quick Summary:

  • 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

Please find comprehensive information on Typhoid Fever regarding definition, distribution, risk factors, causes, signs & symptoms, diagnosis, complications, treatment, prevention, prognosis, and additional useful information HERE.

What are some Useful Resources for Additional Information?

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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World Health Organization (WHO)
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Website: http://www.who.int 

References and Information Sources used for the Article:

http://www.cdc.gov/nczved/divisions/dfbmd/diseases/typhoid_fever/ (accessed on 09/14/2017)

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/typhoid-fever/DS00538 (accessed on 09/14/2017)

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001332.htm (accessed on 09/14/2017)

Helpful Peer-Reviewed Medical Articles:

Virchow, R. L. K., & Rather, L. J. (1985). Collected essays on public health and epidemiology (Vol. 1). Science History Publications, USA.

Virchow, R. (2006). Report on the typhus epidemic in upper silesia: Chapter 3. Social Medicine, 1(1), 28-82.

Volz, R. (1844). Abdominal typhus with pericarditis. Med Annu, 10, 284.

Walte, R. (1895). An investigation into the so-called lymphoid nodules of the liver in abdominal typhus. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences, 110(5), 543-559.

Hustinx, W. N., Nio, Y., & Speelman, P. (1993). Abdominal typhus and paratyphoid fever in 2 academic hospitals: 1984-1990. Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde, 137(6), 291-294.