Digestive System/Typhoid Fever
By: Brianna Barefoot
The digestive system is a series of hollow organs joined in a long twisted tube from the mouth to the anus. The digestive system is a complicated system that works to digest our food. The process of digesting our food starts before we even put the food in our mouth from saliva. Saliva is responsible for breaking down the chemicals in our food. The digestive system has 6 main organs including the mouth, esophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine and anus. One major disease that affects the digestive system is typhoid fever. Typhoid fever is an infectious bacterial fever with an eruption of red spots on the chest and abdomen and severe intestinal irritation. Typhoid fever can spread through contaminated food and water or through close contact. The symptoms of typhoid fever are, weakness, stomach pains, headache, or loss of appetite. The only way to tell if you have typhoid fever is by stool or from an blood sample.