Types - - Symptoms, causes and treatment

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Types - - Symptoms, causes and treatment
Types - - Symptoms, causes and treatment

Types is an infectious disease caused by the bacteria Salmonella typhi. This disease is generally spread through food or drink contaminated with these bacteria. Although it often occurs in children, typhoid can also be experienced by adults

Types or typhoid fever (typhoid fever) is different from typhoid. Typhus or typhus is an infectious disease caused by Rickettsia bacteria which is spread by animal fleas.

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Types is a disease that often occurs in African and Southeast Asian countries, such as Indonesia.About 500 out of every 100,000 Indonesians are infected with typhoid and it is increasing every year. Therefore, typhus is declared a serious endemic disease in Indonesia.

Causes and Symptoms of Typhoid

Types occurs when the bacteria Salmonella typhi enters the human intestine and thrives in the digestive tract. Poor hygiene facilities and limited access to clean water are the main factors for the development of this disease.

In general, the following are the symptoms of typhoid:

  • Fever with temperature increasing gradually until it reaches 39–40°C
  • Lethargic and weak
  • Symptoms in the digestive tract, such as nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, or diarrhea
  • Headache

Treatment and Prevention of Typhoid

Treatment of typhus is by giving antibiotics. Depending on the severity, typhoid treatment can be carried out at home or in a hospital.

Typhoid can be prevented with typhoid vaccination. This vaccine is included in the recommended immunization. In addition to vaccines, prevention can also be done by maintaining a clean environment and living a he althy lifestyle.

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