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How is typhoid fever diagnosed?

To diagnose typhoid fever, your doctor will first need to hear about your symptoms and travel history. The doctor then usually collects samples of blood, stool, bone marrow, or other fluids or tissues. The samples are sent to a lab where bacteria are grown, or cultured. After a few days, the samples are analyzed to see if the bacteria that cause typhoid fever are present.

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