CDC: Typhoid Fever   [open html - 27KB]

Alternate Title: CDC: Salmonella Typhi

This webpage is maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The webpage provides information and resources on Typhoid Fever. Sections of the webpage include: "Frequently Asked Questions" and "General Information". "Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium 'Salmonella' Typhi. In the United States, it is estimated that approximately 5,700 cases occur annually. Most cases (up to 75%) are acquired while traveling internationally. Typhoid fever is still common in the developing world, where it affects about 21.5 million persons each year. Typhoid fever can be prevented and can usually be treated with antibiotics. If you are planning to travel outside the United States, you should know about typhoid fever and what steps you can take to protect yourself."

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