Typhoid outbreak in Auckland

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A typhoid outbreak has occurred in Auckland with at least 11 people infected with the disease.
All of the people infected are in hospital and are being carefully monitored.
At this stage all cases are among members of a Pacific church community in Auckland. Authorities are working with this group to monitor other people.
Auckland gets around 30 cases of typhoid a year but are usually individual cases where someone has been infected overseas.
Typhoid fever, also known simply as typhoid, is a bacterial infection.
Symptoms include a high fever developing over several days, headaches, general weakness and muscle aches. Stomach pain and constipation are also common but some people get diarrhoea.
Typhoid is a serious illness, but, can be treated with antibiotics.

29 Responses

  1. Lets hope it doesn’t spread further across NZ
    Get better to those with the Typhoid fever

  2. That’s bad. Typhoid is a really unfortunate illness and some people die from it.

  3. While I might not be understanding the scope of the symptoms, I do wonder: How is this a serious illness? Not only is it extremely bad at spreading, as referenced by the average of 30 cases each year, but it seems like a slightly more serious variant of your average fever. For something this blown up on the news, it seems a bit underwhelming. I was expecting something serious, IE some major plague such as Ebola and Bubonic Plague.

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