Sexual transmission of typhoid fever: a multistate outbreak among men who have sex with men.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

In August 2000, the Ohio Department of Health reported a cluster of men with typhoid fever who denied having traveled abroad. To determine the cause and the extent of the outbreak, an epidemiological investigation was initiated in which 7 persons in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana with culture-confirmed Salmonella enterica serotype Typhi infection and 2 persons with probable typhoid fever were evaluated; all were men, and all but one reported having had sex with 1 asymptomatic male S. Typhi carrier. We document sexual transmission of typhoid fever, which may be acquired by means of oral and anal sex, as well as via food and drink.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Reller, ME; Olsen, SJ; Kressel, AB; Moon, TD; Kubota, KA; Adcock, MP; Nowicki, SF; Mintz, ED

Published Date

  • July 1, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 141 - 144

PubMed ID

  • 12830419

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-6591

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1086/375590


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States