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Typhoid is still a pandemic in components of excessive inhabitants density within the much less constructed international locations of the realm.

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They should not 33 34 TYPHOID FEVER eat dairy food unless they were sure it had been pasteurized. The students should avoid playing with or touching animals as they might transmit diseases such as rabies and the plague. Lastly, if they were to go swimming, they should swim only in saltwater, as it tends to be safer than freshwater. WORKING AT THE INSTITUTE In the weeks that followed, Jim learned about the history of the city and the country. He found it necessary to adopt the habit of dousing himself with mosquito repellant to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes that might be carrying the malaria or yellow fever parasites.

As people moved from those cities to New Delhi looking for better living and working conditions, carriers introduced the bacteria to the New Delhi area. THE DISCOVERY AND USE OF ANTIBIOTICS The first antibiotic that was safely used on humans was discovered in 1928 by Alexander Fleming. It came from a common airborne mold and became known as penicillin. Woodward and colleagues described the first successful treatment of typhoid fever using a chemical extracted from a mold in 1948. This mold and the chemicals produced by it, referred to as antibiotics, were discovered by scientists Paul Burkholder and Dick Benedict.

After giving talks and passing out literature, he started a contest to see who could kill the most flies. The winner of the contest won $1,000 donated by a businessman from Salt Lake City. 5 million flies. In all, the citizens of Utah brought in 3,715 quarts of flies. In spite of reducing the fly population temporarily, real progress finally was made when breeding sites, such as primitive toilet facilities, were destroyed. Miriam B. Murphy. ” History Blazer. April 1996.

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