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

Thursday, 04 December 2008
Answered by: Dr. Pradeep Seth
Professor of Virology and Head, Department of Microbiology and In-charge
HIV/AIDS Reference Centre (NACO),
New Delhi
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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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