Suara.com – Often people are not aware of the cleanliness of the food they buy. In fact, behind unhygienic food there is a disease that lurks.
One of them is typhoid fever. Reporting from ANTARA, this disease attacks a person due to eating unhygienic food and drinks and containing the bacterium Salmonella thyphi.
Internal medicine specialist and Deputy Secretary General of the Indonesian Allergy and Immunology Association, dr. Suzy Maria, Sp.PD, K-AI said the bacteria that contaminate food first infects the gastrointestinal tract and then causes the typical symptoms of typhoid fever to appear in the body.
“Salmonella thypi germ will infect the gastrointestinal tract, enter the bloodstream and cause fever symptoms. It enters through the gastrointestinal tract but the symptoms can be one body,” he said in an online event, Thursday.
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Not only from food or drink, hands contaminated with bacteria and then contaminating food can also be a cause of transmission. An infected person later transmits the bacteria through their faeces or feces and infects other people.
The symptoms experienced vary widely from mild to severe which is life-threatening. Patients generally experience nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, difficulty in defecating (BAB), weakness, fever that is getting higher day by day, dry cough.
Other symptoms include loss of appetite, weight loss and a rash on the skin in the form of red spots.
“If the (category) is heavy, it can leak in the intestines, toxic substances can reach the brain, the person is unconscious,” said Suzy.
On the other hand, there are also people who are merely carriers and do not experience any symptoms but their bodies have been contaminated with the bacteria that cause typhoid fever.
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In Indonesia, typhoid fever is endemic. This disease can occur throughout the year regardless of the season with about 51-148 cases per 100,000 population per year.
Source: Suara.com – Berita Kesehatan Terkini by www.suara.com.
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