typhoid

One of the worst infectious diseases in the world is typhoid. If Salmonella typhosa is in your food or water, you could catch typhoid.

Typhoid consists of intestinal inflammation plus ulceration: that means your stomach is going to hurt, and you will probably spend a lot of time in the bathroom (possibly experiencing distress at both ends of your body). Typhoid often occurs in places with poor sanitation.

Definitions of typhoid
  1. noun
    serious infection marked by intestinal inflammation and ulceration; caused by Salmonella typhosa ingested with food or water
    synonyms: enteric fever, typhoid fever
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    type of:
    infectious disease
    a disease transmitted only by a specific kind of contact
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