[Health] 5 SIMPLE WAYS TO AVOID GETTING TYPHOID

The middle-aged lady walked in. She was colorfully dressed in the Northern Nigerian costume, and heavily-perfumed too! She was looking not-too-happy, and noisily dragged her feet on my clean, un-carpeted hospital office floor.

“What’s the problem, madam?” I asked, motioning her to sit down.

“Hmm… doctor, it’s malaria and typhoid o”, she complained, convincingly.

She sat down. I leaned forward, looked her in the eyes, and smiled.

“Are you a magician?! How did you know you have that without doing even a blood test?” I made her smile a little.

“Likita, I know myself!” she insisted. “I have had this malaria-and-typhoid issue for over 10 years now. I don tire. I know we can’t stop mosquitoes from biting us, but my own com too much!”, spicing her conclusion with broken English and Hausa.

I paused. I listened.

“Sorry, Madam. I understand how you feel. It’s okay. We will see what we can do for you. Okay?” I empathized.

She nodded, childishly.

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How do I know I have typhoid? Why this frequent infection? What can I do to avoid typhoid infection? And more…

5 SIMPLE WAYS TO AVOID GETTING TYPHOID

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