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Typhoid fever is an infective illness caused by a bacteria called Salmonella typhi (S.typhi).  There is another illness, Paratyphoid fever, caused by Salmonella paratyphi A, B and C. Together, they are referred to as ENTERIC FEVER. However, paratyphoid fever is usually milder. Both are spread via contaminated food and/or water. The period between infection and manifestation of symptoms is 10 to 14 days S.typhi can survive in water for 7 days, in sewage for 14days, and in ice cream for 1 month. It affects all age groups, male and female

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