Typhoid fever, paratyphoid fever and the emergence of XDR typhoid fever

Typhoid fever and paratyphoid fever are clinically indistinguishable and produce the syndrome known as enteric fever. Both are caused by Salmonella that infect only humans. Therefore, when the diagnosis of typhoid or paratyphoid fever is made, the origin is another human.Paratyphoid fever is generally less severe than typhoid fever. The cause of typhoid fever is Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi (S. Typhi for short). The cause of paratyphoid fever is Salmonella enterica serovar Paratyphi (S. Paratyphi for short). There are three S. Paratyphispecies: A, B and C; C is rare. Worldwide, there areRead More

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