Symptoms of Typhoid fever
Learn about the symptoms of typhoid fever and what to do if you become ill.
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Symptoms of typhoid fever
Symptoms of typhoid fever include:
- loss of appetite
- constipation (difficulty passing feces)
- rash of flat, rose-coloured spots on the abdomen or chest
It usually takes 8 to 14 days before you show symptoms. However, some people may get sick in as little as 3 days. Others may take more than 60 days to become ill.
In severe cases, the symptoms may worsen and lead to death. These symptoms can include:
- an enlarged liver
- an enlarged spleen
- bleeding in the intestines
What do you do if you become ill
Call your health care provider if you have signs of illness or think you have typhoid fever.
If you get sick while travelling or after you return to Canada, tell your health care provider:
- your symptoms
- where you have been travelling
If you become ill, drink plenty of water or other fluids to prevent dehydration (loss of fluids) from diarrhea.
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