Salmonella Typhi Infection


Salmonella Typhi Infection

Salmonella Typhi is a type of bacteria that can cause serious foodborne illness. It is most commonly found in food contaminated with animal feces, including poultry, beef, pork, and eggs. Typhoid fever, the most severe form of Salmonella Typhi infection, is characterized by fever, headache, abdominal pain, and loss of appetite. Untreated typhoid can lead to serious complications and sometimes death.

These are some of the ways you can protect yourself from Salmonella Typhi:

  • Practice safe food handling. Always wash your hands with soap and water after handling raw poultry, meat, or eggs and before eating.
  • Make sure you are eating food that has been prepared safely and cooked thoroughly. Avoid eating raw or undercooked eggs, poultry, or meat.
  • Practice good personal hygiene. Wash your hands often, especially after using the bathroom and before eating.
  • Be aware of food safety when traveling to countries where typhoid fever is more common.
  • If you are immunocompromised, talk to your doctor about getting a vaccine. Some typhoid vaccines can protect against Salmonella Typhi.

If you think you may have been exposed to Salmonella Typhi, see your doctor as soon as possible. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent serious complications and reduce the risk of spreading the infection.