Typhoid Fever

Typhoid fever is a potentially severe and occasionally life-threatening febrile illness caused by Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi ( Typhi), a bacterium that only lives in humans.1


Cholera is an intestinal infection caused by the bacterium Vibrio cholerae (V. cholerae) that has the potential to kill within hours.2,3

  1. Newton A, Routh JA, Mahon BE. Typhoid and Paratyphoid Fever. CDC Health Information for International Travel 2016. New York, New York: Oxford University Press; 2015. http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2016/infectious-diseases-related-to-travel/typhoid-paratyphoid-fever. Accessed October 13, 2015
  2. Cholera—Vibrio cholerae infection: general information. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. http://www.cdc.gov/cholera/general/. Accessed January 26, 2016.
  3. Harris JB, LaRocque RC, Qadri F, Ryan ET, Calderwood SB. Cholera. Lancet. 2012;379(9835):2466-2476. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(12)60436-X.