Cluster Of Typhoid Fever Cases Reported In Garfield County - News9.com - Oklahoma City, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports |

Cluster Of Typhoid Fever Cases Reported In Garfield County

Posted: Updated:
File photo File photo
GARFIELD COUNTY, Oklahoma -

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) said it is investigating a small cluster of Typhoid Fever cases in Garfield County.

Health officials said the cases are confined to a single family group and there are no indications of transmission or risk of spread to the community.

According to a press release from the OSDH, Typhoid Fever is uncommon in Oklahoma and is generally acquired during overseas travel. The illness is caused by Salmonella Typhi, and primarily transmitted through consuming food or drink contaminated with the feces of an infected person experts told News 9.

Health officials said symptoms include a relatively high fever, headache, abdominal pain, and loss of appetite.

The illness is treatable with antibiotics. The OSDH said most patients recover from the symptoms in three days after prompt treatment with antibiotics.

  • NewsMore>>

  • CBS News Cuts Ties With Charlie Rose

    CBS News Cuts Ties With Charlie Rose

    TV News anchor Charlie Rose walks through the Trump Tower, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 in New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)TV News anchor Charlie Rose walks through the Trump Tower, Monday, Nov. 21, 2016 in New York. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    CBS News has cut ties with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose over allegations of sexual assault, CBS News president David Rhodes announced Tuesday. 

    More >>

    CBS News has cut ties with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie Rose over allegations of sexual assault, CBS News president David Rhodes announced Tuesday. 

    More >>
  • No OKDHS Program Cuts On Dec. 1, Solutions Still Needed

    No OKDHS Program Cuts On Dec. 1, Solutions Still Needed

    [File Photo][File Photo]

    The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) will not have to reduce or eliminate service programs for seniors and people with disabilities on Dec. 1 and Jan. 1 as previously planned, the agency announced on Tuesday.

    More >>

    The Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS) will not have to reduce or eliminate service programs for seniors and people with disabilities on Dec. 1 and Jan. 1 as previously planned, the agency announced on Tuesday.

    More >>

Special Features

iPhone App

Get breaking news, weather, sports & video directly on your iPhone.

Politics

Breaking political news & the latest headlines from the state capitol & D.C.

Radars

See where weather is happening using our live interactive radars.

Technology

Spend your money wisely with reviews of new tech gadgets & the latest news in technology.

TV Schedule

Need to know what's on TV? Check out our television schedule.

Live Radar

WARN Interactive
Powered by Frankly
News 9
7401 N. Kelley Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
News9.com is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KWTV. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.