The rains come with hordes
of bacteria and viruses, thanks to higher levels
of contamination in water and food. It's the time
when eating out should be restricted to a minimum
especially food and drink of the street variety.
It's also the time when the bacillus Typhoid attacks
even milk products, precipitating a fatal attack
High fever, sometimes lasting up to 4 weeks. Headache,
constipation, abdominal pain, delirium and stupor,
even come in extreme cases.
Appropriate antibiotics. Good nutrition.
A clear liquid diet. Patients should be isolated.
Preventing a relapse is important, which is why
they should convalese till they're completely
normal. Infants, the elderly and malnourished
people are especially susceptible. Follow your
Good hygiene is very critical. Drink only purified
water. Maintain personal hygiene. Avoid eating
raw leafy vegetables and food stored at room temperature.
Avoid visiting typhoid-strucken area but if you
must, take a preventive vaccine prior to your
visit. Consult your doctor.