EM632- ESSAY3 - THE WORST SCENARIO OF THE TYPHOID OUTBREAK...

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THE WORST SCENARIO OF THE TYPHOID OUTBREAK 1 THE WORST SCENARIO OF THE TYPHOID OUTBREAK AMERICAN MILITARY UNIVERSITY QUARANTINE EM 632
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TYPHOID WORST CASE SCENARIO Typhoid fever or enteric fever is disease caused by the bacteria Salmonella Typhi. This bacteria can be encountered anywhere in the world, and transmission is associated by ingestion of food or water contaminated with feces, urine or bodily fluid from a person contaminated by the bacteria. After contamination of an individual the bacteria will multiply in the blood stream and are it will be absorbed into the digestive system, and it will be eliminated becoming contaminated waste. The typhoid symptoms will appear after a incubation period that can last from 10 to 20 days, and the symptoms will be manifested with chills, heavy sweating, high fever, coughing, slow heart rate, weakness, diarrhea, headaches, muscle pain, stomach pain, rash spots, loss of hair and “extreme symptoms such as intestinal perforation or hemorrhage, delusions and confusion are also possible.” (1) In order to be diagnosed positively, it is necessary to collect samples of blood or bone marrow, and these samples will then be tested with a combination of Salmonella antibodies put against O-somatic and H-flagellar antigens, this test is called “Widal Test” (l) During the cases of epidemics and the hard task of properly determine typhoid rapidly, many medical authorities
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