Typhoid

Symptoms: 

The symptoms include constipation, high temperature, loos of appetite, cough, headache, loss of appetite, stomach pains, sore throat, bleeding from the rectum, diarrhea and temporary pink spots on the chest and abdomen.

Tests to diagnose: 

Widal test, blood test and urine test are conducted to diagnose typhoid.

Treatment: 

Typhoid is treated with antibiotics (e.g., ceftriaxone, levofloxacin, ciprofloxacin), which usually clear up symptoms in less than a week.

For details on typhoid vaccines visit http://www.vaccines.gov/diseases/typhoid_fever/item929.html

 

For more information visit the following websites

http://www.cdc.gov/nczved/divisions/dfbmd/diseases/typhoid_fever/

http://www.who.int/topics/typhoid_fever/en/

http://vaccineindia.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=114&Itemid=84