San Francisco threatened by typhoid fever

May 4, 2013 6:46 PM

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Customers who ate at a Nordstrom Cafe within the Nordstrom store in the Stonestown Galleria in San Francisco are at risk of contracting typhoid fever. The San Francisco Department of Public Health issued an alert on May 3 that a food handler at the cafe had been diagnosed with the bacterial illness. Customers at the cafe on April 16, 17, 18, 20, or 27, 2013, are at risk. It is unknown how many customers are at risk.

Typhoid fever is uncommon in the United States, with an average of 406 cases reported annually from 2008 to 20012. The symptoms include fever, abdominal pain and diarrhea. The symptoms usually appear within eight to 14 days but it may take as long as 30 days for the illness to manifest. Some patient...

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