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Paratyphoid Fever: Caused, Symptoms & Treatment

What is Paratyphoid Fever? The bacterial infection paratyphoid fever , often known as paratyphoid, is caused by the Salmonella enterica serotypes Paratyphoid A, B, and C. These bacteria are linked to those that cause typhoid fever, although the symptoms are usually milder. Often, typhoid fever is spread through contaminated food or drink. Close contact can potentially spread the bacterium from person to person.  Paratyphoid fever symptoms are similar to typhoid fever and may include fever, headache, muscle aches, weakness, loss of appetite, nausea, and vomiting. A rash may also be seen in some situations. Causes Salmonella germs are responsible for paratyphoid fever.  Salmonella germs of three strains can cause paratyphoid fever : Salmonella paratyphoid A, Salmonella paratyphoid B, and Salmonella paratyphoid C.  These bacteria are typically spread via contaminated food or water. They can also be passed from person to person via the fecal-oral route, such as by consuming food or drinks