Malaria can be a potentially fatal disease especially when caused by Plasmodium falciparum. Treatment should be initiated as soon as possible after diagnosis is made. However it should be stated that not every fever is malaria. … Fever is about the only thing common to both typhoid and malaria. And both disease can occur together, a condition called concurrence. Beyond that, they are totally different: malaria is parasitic, typhoid is bacterial, caused by consuming contaminated food and water. GWI offers treatment procedures on malaria and typhoid issues which are non-invasive by application. GWI also specializes in treatment of severe cases malaria and typhoid. Treatment of a Malaria patient depends on several factors including; Species of Plasmodium affecting the individual, Clinical condition of the patient, Area of acquisition of malaria, Associated diseases and illnesses, Pregnancy and Presence of a history of drug allergies or other medications used by the patient.
Typhoid fever, also known as enteric fever, is a bacterial infection with the bacterium Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi. It is usually spread through food or drink that has been contaminated with fecal matter. In the early stages, diagnosis may be based on clinical symptoms. In the first week of infection, laboratory tests such as the Widal test may give a false negative result due to the test’s poor sensitivity and specificity.
Symptoms of typhoid include:
‘Rose spot’ rash
The Widal test is a serological test where Typhi bacteria are mixed with O and H antibodies from a patient with suspected typhoid fever. As this is not a reliable testing method, it is not widely used in the US or other developed countries, but it is still a method used in developing countries where typhoid fever is endemic, and where there are limited resources.
In these instances, the Widal test provides a fast and affordable option for testing for typhoid fever. More reliable, but more costly test alternatives include performing blood, stool, urine, or bone marrow cultures.