bacterial infection caused by one of the three types of Salmonella enterica
Paratyphoid fever, also known as enteric fever, is a waterborne disease. It is caused by the bacterium Salmonella paratyphi. It is related to typhoid fever, but like typhoid, it is unrelated to typhus. Symptoms include:
- Abdominal pain
- Swelling of the liver or spleen
- Slow heart rate.
The disease is rarely fatal and people usually recover in a few days, but some people can carry the bacteria for months.