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Typhoid outbreak in Auckland

April 3, 2017

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.

WHAT IS TYPHOID FEVER?
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.

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My name is Shem Banbury. I am the owner and Chief Editor of Kiwi Kids News. By day I am a school teacher and by night a wannabe triathlete.

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1

oh no! i really hope Auckland is ok 🙁

2

Thats sad

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At least we'll survive and plus lucky enough theirs a cure

5

my brother lives in auckland i really hope he does not get it!:(

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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.

9

oh no so sad were did it come from?

10

I'm doing it for my homework but it sounds bad 🤥😔

11

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

12

i used to live in aukcland but i have never had typoid fever but my friends have

13

that is so sad

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I live in Auckland hopefully don't get it

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i hope they all get better soon ☺️

16

hi this is not very good because the population is going down

17

I am not going to auckland then.

18

THIS IS TERRIBLE

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

20

I hope Auckland is ok🙁

21

I never heard about typhoid but now I do.

22

thats bad

24

thats bad

25

this is terrible

26

I never heard about a typhoid before but now I do

27

That is not good

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