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What is typhoid fever?

Typhoid fever, otherwise known as enteric fever, is an infection caused by Salmonella typhi bacteria. It is transmitted through contaminated food or water and can cause severe diarrhea and a rash.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 03 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Dengue fever


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