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How do people get typhoid fever?

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Typhoid fever is contracted by taking in the bacteria in contaminated food or water. People with illness can contaminate the surrounding water supply through stool, which contains a high concentration of the bacteria.

Contamination of the water supply can, in turn, taint the food supply. The bacteria can survive for weeks in water or dried sewage.

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control.

Typhoid Fever from MedicineNet.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 21, 2019

SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control.

Typhoid Fever from MedicineNet.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 21, 2019

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