Typhoid Fever

            Origin             

Typhoid Fever is a very rare disease that comes from contaminated food or water. It originated from Uganda. There are about 20k cases per year in the US. Typhoid has claimed to have been around for a long time. People even say that it did not originate from Uganda.

Side Effects

People may experience:

Pain: in the muscles or abdomen

Gastrointestinal: diarrhea, bloating, blood in stool, bleeding, constipation, or vomiting

Whole body: fever, nausea, loss of appetite, exhaustion, malaise, chills, or fatigue

Also common: skin rash, headache, rash with small red dots, muscle weakness, internal bleeding, or weight loss

Treatments

Prescription Antibiotics: Norfloxacin (Noroxin), Cefixime (Suprax), Ciprofloxacin by mouth (Cipro), Amoxicillin (Amoxil), Ofloxacin

Antibiotics by injection: Ceftriaxone (Rocephin), Ciprofloxacin (Cipro), Cefotaxime (Claforan)

Epidemic or Pandemic

I think this disease is pandemic. There have been 20k cases per year just in the US and we are a more developed country. Countries like Africa have it worse. Especially Uganda. It can spread very quickly.

What does this say about that country?

This just says that Africa is a country without clean water. They do not have bottled water. They have a lot of disease and not enough help. They are not developed. They also do not have our resources. I do not think this affects the economy much besides from the cost for cures and medicines.

How does it spread?

It spreads through close contact, food , and water. It is very contagious.Vaccines are recommended for travelers to developing nations where typhoid fever is common.Symptoms include high fever, headache, belly pain, and either constipation or diarrhea.Treatment includes antibiotics and fluids. By social contact such as handshakes or sneezes. By contact with things like a doorknob.

Economic and Social Affects

It affects there population. The population is being affected. People have to pay for treatments and medicine.The economic impact is the affect on the patients that were put in the hospital making the government lose money leading to them have to pay for every medicine and vaccine they received. The cost of the vaccine is about $100. Patients cost the government around $500 per person that has the fever. So the price and amount needed to help can really hurt the economy of an area that is severely infected.

Government

The government lose money leading to them have to pay for every medicine and vaccine they received. The cost of the vaccine is about $100. Patients cost the government around $500 per person that has the fever. So the price and amount needed to help can really hurt the economy of an area that is severely infected.



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