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Saturday, September 23, 2006

All About typhoid

Better than a bullet, I dare say:

Persons with typhoid fever carry the bacteria in their bloodstream and intestinal tract...Both ill persons and carriers shed S. Typhi in their feces (stool).
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You can get typhoid fever if you eat food or drink beverages that have been handled by a person who is shedding S. Typhi or if sewage contaminated with S. Typhi bacteria gets into the water you use for drinking or washing food. Therefore, typhoid fever is more common in areas of the world where handwashing is less frequent and water is likely to be contaminated with sewage.
And:

Persons with typhoid fever usually have a sustained fever as high as 103° to 104° F (39° to 40° C). They may also feel weak, or have stomach pains, headache, or loss of appetite. In some cases, patients have a rash of flat, rose-colored spots.
The world's premier Jihadist, stricken by an encounter with someone else's crap and martyred by a dearth of Ciproflaxin?

Next stop? Hell.

Disease Listing, Typhoid Fever, General Information | CDC Bacterial, Mycotic Diseases

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