How do you catch Typhoid? Typhoid is a lethal condition rather than a disease, and it develops with the start of a high fever as it is caused by contaminated food and water. The water gets contaminated due to Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi bacterial infection. When the victim ingests the bacteria, the white blood cells carry it to the liver, spleen, and bone marrow. A normal typhoid test is a blood test for Typhoid. In the test, the blood is tested for bacteria. Few common symptoms of typhoid fever include high fever (104 degrees Fahrenheit), severe headaches, lethargy, diarrhea, appetite loss, and body pain. If the victims test positive for typhoid fever, they are treated with antibiotics. With the advancement in medical science and new medicine, it is very easy to treat Typhoid, and there are many precautions so that one doesn’t get Typhoid.
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Widal Test or Typhidot is a rapid serological test conducted to diagnose typhoid fever. Positive values of the test indicate a Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi bacterial infection.In the typhoid report positive, O and H antigen titers are present, wherein S Typhi O positive indicates the patient has the infection. S Typhi H positive indicates a past infection, or it is the result of the immunized person’s serum test report.The test is a dot ELISA kit that detects IgM and IgG antibodies against the outer membrane protein (OMP) of the Salmonella typhi.
If the TO antigen titer is more than 1:160 in an active infection or if the TH antigen titer is more than 1:160 in past infection or immunized people, the Widal test tests positive. A single Widal test holds little clinical relevance, more so in endemic areas like the Indian subcontinent, Africa, and Southeast Asia.
When the titer value is less than or equal to 1:80 and less than 1:160 in the test report, it lies in the Widal test normal range chart, meaning it tested negative for typhoid fever.