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Typhoid fever is a serious illness caused by a bacteria called Salmonella typhi. Salmonella typhi bacteria are shed in the urine or stool of infected persons, including chronic carriers. There are no known animal reservoirs for typhoid fever. Typhoid fever is spread by eating or drinking contaminated food or water or by direct or indirect contact with fecal material from infected persons. Symptoms of Salmonella typhi infection may be mild to severe and can include fever, headache, loss of appetite, constipation or diarrhea, and nonproductive cough.
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