In general, typhus or typhus is a disease that is transmitted through unhygienic food and drinks through bacteria that will enter through the mouth to the stomach and then infect the small intestine. In the small intestine, it will multiply and be released into the blood, resulting in a very high fever. Typhus in pregnant women and during the puerperium shows a very high mortality rate that reaches 15 percent. It even has a bad influence on fetal development. When pregnant women catch typhoid, the fetus is at high risk miscarriage or when the womb has entered the age between the second trimester entering the third trimester are at risk premature birth. Even so, you don’t need to worry about some knowledge about typhus as well as tips for preventing you can do.
1. Take precautions through 5F
Typhus is a contagious disease so you can take precautions through 5F, namely food (food), fingers (fingernails), fomitus (vomiting) Fly (flies) and also feces. Typhoid salmonella germs found in feces and vomiting in typhoid sufferers will spread the same disease to other people. These germs will be transmitted by means of flies that land on food and drink consumed by healthy people. So it is important to maintain the cleanliness and hygiene of food and drinks consumed for pregnant women. In addition to paying attention to environmental cleanliness, paying attention to personal hygiene is very important, including maintaining nail cleanliness to avoid germs that stick when you consume certain foods.
2. Choosing roadside snacks
Typus disease is mainly transmitted through food that has been contaminated with typhoid germs. So choosing food on the side of the road is a way you can do, even though some pregnant women prefer not to snack first on the roadside due to several reasons including the cooking process and the hygiene of these raw materials.
3. Protecting the environment
Things that should not escape your attention are providing drinking water from a clean source, paying attention to adequate disposal of defecation and BAK, eradicating flies at home and monitoring the home environment. This is related to controlling the microorganisms that cause typhus.
4. Get medical attention
If you have a high fever for 3-4 days and lasts one week without decreasing at night then the tongue looks white and the edges are red accompanied by severe vomiting and nausea, you should see a doctor more intensely. The doctor will help you determine the disease you are suffering from through a series of tests. The doctor will suggest getting medical treatment such as being treated and getting some drugs that help you prevent typhus from interfering with fetal development.