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Typhoid fever, also known as typhus, is a disease caused by the Salmonella typhi bacteria. It's spread through contaminated food and water (also blankets obviously) and through close contact with anybody that is infected. Symptoms usually appear 1-3 weeks after being exposed.

Symptoms Edit

  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhea or constipation
  • dry cough
  • fever, starts low, then rises
  • headache
  • loss of appetite/weight loss
  • rash
  • swollen abdomen
  • weakness/fatigue

Later, it's possible to become delirious or to lie motionless and exhausted, with eyes half closed. This is when life threatening complications usually arise.

Causes Edit

  • Salmonelli typhi, the virulent bacteria
  • contaminated food/water
  • direct contact with infected person
  • poor sanitation

Possible Complications Edit

  • intestinal bleeding/holes (most common)
  • kidney/bladder infection
  • meningitis, inflammation of the membranes and fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord
  • myocarditis, inflammation of the heart muscle
  • pancreatitis, inflammation of the pancreas
  • pneumonia
  • psychiatric problems, ex. delirium, hallucinations, paranoid

Treatment Edit

Diagnosed with Edit

  • Matthew Cooper
  • many, many Cheyenne
  • some of the immigrants

Sources Edit