Typhoid And Covid-19: All You Need To Know
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Symptoms of COVID 19 is often confused with regular cough, cold, flu and in some cases, even typhoid. Understand the basic mechanism of this rapid virus spread and take precautions accordingly, says Dr Gaurav Jain, consultant, internal medicine, Dharamshila Narayana Superspeciality Hospital.

Typhoid is caused by bacteria called salmonella typhi which remains in the human body for one-two weeks and gradually starts showing symptoms like high fever, repeated episodes of vomiting, stomach ache etc. It affects the intestine and enters the bloodstream as well. Exposure to contaminated water, unhygienic food are the prime sources of this infection.

COVID and typhoid aren't directly related, but in some COVID cases, typhoid might come positive because the bacteria causing typhoid also enters the bloodstream. COVID weakens the body’s defence mechanism making it prone to other infections and diseases, including typhoid.

To prevent these infections handwashing is one of the major precautions along with a strong immune system helps fight these infections and a healthy lifestyle which can help in reducing the risk.

Source:
https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/health/typhoid-and-covid-19-fever-7097849/
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