Typhoid Fever Found In American Daycare

QUINCY, Mass. – A Massachusetts child care center has shut down temporarily after a child was diagnosed with typhoid fever, which is rare in the U.S. The state Department of Public Health confirms that one child who attends the Bright Horizons Daycare in Quincy has come down the disease.

Quincy, Mass. – A Massachusetts child care center was shut down after officials discovered a child had typhoid fever.  The Department of Public Health confirms that a child who goes to the Bright Horizons Daycare in Quincy had the rare disease.

A daycare spokeswoman acknowledges that the center was closed Wednesday and Thursday so everyone attached to the shared classroom can be tested.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about three-quarters of those diagnosed with Typhoid Fever acquire it during overseas travel.  The child in this case recently traveled abroad.

Symptoms include a high fever, weakness, stomach pains, headache, rash and appetite loss.

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