Typhoid fever

Common Name(s)

Typhoid fever

Typhoid fever, caused by the bacteria Salmonella Typhi, is a life-threatening illness that causes diarrhea and a rash. Infection can be prevented and treated with antibiotics. Common in the developing world, this illness is spread by consuming contaminated food or drink, especially in areas of the world where water is likely to be contaminated by sewage or where hand-washing is not as frequent. Once infected, the body shows symptoms of fevers as high as 103 to 104 F, stomach pains, headache, feelings of weakness, or loss of appetite. Fluids and electrolytes should be consumed to replace nutrients lost from severe diarrhea along with antibiotic treatment. A vaccine is recommended to those traveling to developing areas.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Typhoid fever" returned 423 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Modelling and Optimal Control of Typhoid Fever Disease with Cost-Effective Strategies.
 

Author(s): Getachew Teshome Tilahun, Oluwole Daniel Makinde, David Malonza

Journal: Comput Math Methods Med. 2017 ;2017():2324518.

 

We propose and analyze a compartmental nonlinear deterministic mathematical model for the typhoid fever outbreak and optimal control strategies in a community with varying population. The model is studied qualitatively using stability theory of differential equations and the basic ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Expression of intra- and extracellular granzymes in patients with typhoid fever.
 

Author(s): Hanna K de Jong, Maria Isabel Garcia-Laorden, Arie J Hoogendijk, Christopher M Parry, Rapeephan R Maude, Arjen M Dondorp, Mohammed Abul Faiz, Tom van der Poll, Willem Joost Wiersinga

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Typhoid fever, caused by the intracellular pathogen Salmonella (S.) enterica serovar Typhi, remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Granzymes are serine proteases promoting cytotoxic lymphocytes mediated eradication of intracellular pathogens via the induction ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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A cross-sectional seroepidemiological survey of typhoid fever in Fiji.
 

Author(s): Conall H Watson, Stephen Baker, Colleen L Lau, Kitione Rawalai, Mere Taufa, Jerimaia Coriakula, Nga Tran Vu Thieu, Tan Trinh Van, Dung Tran Thi Ngoc, Niel Hens, John H Lowry, Ruklanthi de Alwis, Jorge Cano, Kylie Jenkins, E Kim Mulholland, Eric J Nilles, Mike Kama, W John Edmunds

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Fiji, an upper-middle income state in the Pacific Ocean, has experienced an increase in confirmed case notifications of enteric fever caused by Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi). To characterize the epidemiology of typhoid exposure, we conducted a cross-sectional sero-epidemiological ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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The terms "Typhoid fever" returned 36 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Rapid diagnostic tests for typhoid and paratyphoid (enteric) fever.
 

Author(s): Lalith Wijedoru, Sue Mallett, Christopher M Parry

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Differentiating both typhoid (Salmonella Typhi) and paratyphoid (Salmonella Paratyphi A) infection from other causes of fever in endemic areas is a diagnostic challenge. Although commercial point-of-care rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) for enteric fever are available as alternatives ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Typhoid toxin provides a window into typhoid fever and the biology of Salmonella Typhi.
 

Author(s): Jorge E Galán

Journal: Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A.. 2016 Jun;113(23):6338-44.

 

Salmonella Typhi is the cause of typhoid fever, a disease that has challenged humans throughout history and continues to be a major public health concern. Unlike infections with most other Salmonellae, which result in self-limiting gastroenteritis, typhoid fever is a life-threatening ...

Last Updated: 31 Dec 1969

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Revisiting typhoid fever surveillance in low and middle income countries: lessons from systematic literature review of population-based longitudinal studies.
 

Author(s): Vittal Mogasale, Vijayalaxmi V Mogasale, Enusa Ramani, Jung Seok Lee, Ju Yeon Park, Kang Sung Lee, Thomas F Wierzba

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The control of typhoid fever being an important public health concern in low and middle income countries, improving typhoid surveillance will help in planning and implementing typhoid control activities such as deployment of new generation Vi conjugate typhoid vaccines.

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Global Genomic and Proteomic Profiling of African Children With Typhoid Fever
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Typhoid Fever

 

Last Updated: 26 Sep 2017

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Last Updated: 27 Sep 2017

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Safety and Immunogenicity of a Vi-DT Typhoid Conjugate Vaccine
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Typhoid

 

Last Updated: 4 Jan 2016

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