Typhoid fever

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Typhoid fever. Typhoid fever  is caused by the Gram-negative, aerobic rod  Salmonella typhi.   The  disease is transmitted by contaminated food and water and begins with a high fever lasting several  days or weeks. A skin rash called  rose spots  is associated with the disease. Patients are tired,  confused, and delirious, and the mortality rate without antibiotic therapy is high. Intestinal bleeding  and wall perforation may occur. Chloramphenicol is used in therapy. The carrier state exists in  people who have recovered. These people shed the bacteria in their feces and are a source of  infection to other individuals.  Cholera. Cholera , caused by  Vibrio cholerae   , is a disease transmitted primarily by contaminated  water. The etiologic agent is a short, curved, Gram-negative rod having a single polar flagellum. Its 
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