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.
- Reller, ME; Olsen, SJ; Kressel, AB; Moon, TD; Kubota, KA; Adcock, MP; Nowicki, SF; Mintz, ED
- July 1, 2003
- Clinical Infectious Diseases : an Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
Volume / Issue
- 37 / 1
Start / End Page
- 141 - 144
Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
- United States