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How long do typhoid and dengue microbes stay in a person's body?

Answered by: Dr. Pradeep Seth
Professor of Virology and Head, Department of Microbiology and In-charge
HIV/AIDS Reference Centre (NACO),
New Delhi

Q. How long does it take for dengue and typhoid virus to completely disappear from the patient’s blood and body?

A.  Salmonella typhi and Salmonella paratyphi (bacteria)- the causative agents for Typhoid do not persist in patients who have been successfully treated with appropriate antibiotics for 2 to 3 weeks period. Dengue virus disappears from blood completely within 7 to 10 days.

A.  Salmonella typhi and Salmonella paratyphi (bacteria)- the causative agents for Typhoid do not persist in patients who have been successfully treated with appropriate antibiotics for 2 to 3 weeks period. Dengue virus disappears from blood completely within 7 to 10 days.

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