The Taiwan Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported yesterday on a local confirmed case of paratyphoid fever in a 10-year-old girl living in the northern region. Paratyphoid fever was confirmed on November 25.
She has no recent travel history at home and abroad.
Family members and classmates who lived with him had no suspected symptoms.
According to statistics from the CDC, as of November 27 this year, there were 6 confirmed cases of paratyphoid fever, all of which were local cases, aged between 10s and 40s.
From 2018 to 2021, the cumulative number of local cases was 1, 3, 0, and 1.
Salmonella enterica serotypes Paratyphi A, Paratyphi B, and Paratyphi C cause potentially severe and occasionally life-threatening bacteremic illnesses referred to as paratyphoid fever.
Humans are the only source of these bacteria; no animal or environmental reservoirs have been identified.
Paratyphoid fever is acquired through consumption of water or food contaminated by feces of an acutely infected or convalescent person or a chronic, asymptomatic carrier.
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