Typhoid is an illness caused by the bacteria, Salmonella Typhi, and can lead to a high temperature or fever with vomiting and diarrhoea.  Infection travels easily from contaminated food and dirty drinking water in countries where there is poor hygiene and sanitation. Typhoid fever is very contagious and easily spread.  It can travel throughout the body and affect all the major organs leading to death in some cases.

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