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Salmonella typhi
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Salmonella typhi is the microorganism responsible for typhoid fever. Salmonella typhi are able to exist and grow inside phagocytes, unlike other bacteria. Salmonella typhi can use phagocytes to help transport them to other tissues. S. typhi can survive for a long time and is transmitted to humans through water and food. In developing countries with a lack of clean water, S. typhi is the cause of thousands of cases of typhoid fever and is a serious problem for people. Antibiotics have significantly helped in lowering the amount of cases of typhoid fever, but it is still a severe problem in poorer countries.