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Table 1 Signs and symptoms of cases of fever of at least one week duration by timing of onset (N = 103), ward 1 of South Dumdum Municipality, "North 24 Parganas" district, West Bengal, India, February–May 2007

From: A typhoid fever outbreak in a slum of South Dumdum municipality, West Bengal, India, 2007: Evidence for foodborne and waterborne transmission

  Early 1
(n = 43)
Late 2
(n = 60)
Total
Characteristics # % # % Number Proportion (%)
Malaise 43 100 60 100 103 100
Headache 39 91 55 92 94 91
Anorexia 40 93 53 88 93 90
Cough 7 16 10 17 17 17
Constipation 4 9 5 8 9 9
Diarrhea 3 7 5 8 8 8
Hospitalized 2 5 4 7 6 6
Rash over trunk 1 2 0 0 1 1
Death 0 0 0 0 0 0
  1. 1Before 1 April 2007
  2. 21 April 2007 and after