Open main menu

Paratyphoid fever

bacterial infection caused by one of the three types of Salmonella enterica

Paratyphoid fever, also known as enteric fever, is a waterborne disease caused by the bacterium Salmonella Paratyphi. It is related to Typhoid fever, but like Typhoid, it is unrelated to Typhus. Symptoms include:

The disease is rarely fatal and people usually recover in a few days, but some people can carry the bacteria for months.