The importance, from a prophylactic point of view, of knowing how long the typhoid bacillus may remain in the excreta can not be overestimated. As far as the urine is concerned there have been numerous observations in the past few years, which have led to an appreciation of the fact that the typhoid bacillus is present in the urine in a fair percentage of typhoid cases, and that it may remain even years after convalescence has been established. Herbert1 has recently been able to study both the urine and the feces in a large number of convalescent typhoid patients during an epidemic in a hospital for the insane. The urine of ninety-eight convalescents was examined, and the typhoid bacillus was found in eighteen or a little over eighteen per cent. of the cases. In the same number of cases typhoid bacilli were only found in the stools three times,
THE OCCURRENCE OF TYPHOID BACILLI IN THE EXCRETA OF TYPHOID CONVALESCENTS. JAMA. 1904;XLII(17):1084. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490620026010
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