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Paratyphoid Fever


Paratyphoid or enteric fever is a bacterial disease transmitted by the fecal-oral route.


  • Salmonella paratyphi A
  • Salmonella paratyphi B
  • Salmonella paratyphi C
  • Contaminated food and water


  • High and sustained fever
  • Headache
  • Abdominal pain
  • Appetite loss
  • Non productive cough
  • Constipation or diarrhea
  • Rose spots on the chest
  • Fogginess or confusion


  • Antibiotics
  • Bed rest
  • Fluid replacement


  • Washing hands after using the toilet
  • Washing hands before handling and consuming food
  • Washing raw fruits and vegetables before consumption
  • Storing and cooking meats appropriately
  • Vaccination when travelling to typhoid prone areas