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Is typhoid fever transmitted by consumption of contaminated water?

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Posted on Mon, 9 Nov 2015 in Infections
Question: Hello doctor,

i have typhoid on last month 17th sep i am cured now my son 3 years old have drank the water today Oct.18th does it would effect my son
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Answered by Dr. Tushar Kanti Biswas 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Typhoid fever-possible transmission from contaminated water

Detailed Answer:

Typhoid fever caused by S. typhi -most commonly occurs by ,
food-borne or waterborne transmission - from fecal contamination
by ill or asymptomatic chronic carriers.What is the source of drinking water your son had .
The incubation period for S. typhi averages 10–14 days but ranges
from 5 to 21 days, depending on the inoculum size and the host’s
health and immune status.
Whether he will develop typhoid fever from drinking contaminated water- would be evident after the incubation period -maximum 3 weeks.







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Dr. T.K. Biswas M.D. XXXXXXX

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