Typhoid fever is a bacterial disease (salmonella typhi) with an [incubation period] of one to three weeks. The symptoms occurs in 4 stages:
1st week: A rising fever, headaches, and abdominal pain.
2nd week: Rose-colored spots on chest and abdomen, weakness, and sometimes delirium.
3rd week: Greenish diarrhea.
4th week: Improvement.
Ulcers can develop as a result of typhoid, causing death. Fortunately, typhoid has only a less than 1% fatality rate. Typhoid is spread through the feces or urine of the infected individual. Eating or drinking food or water contaminated by the infected feces or urine can cause typhoid. The people with the highest risk of getting typhoid are travelers in poorer countries. Antibiotics such as chloramphenicol, ampicillin, and ciprofloxacin are used to treat typhoid.
Typhoid fact sheet