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Table 3 The distribution of blood culture results of febrile patients suspected of typhoid fever in St. Paul’s hospital

From: A comparative study of Widal test with blood culture in the diagnosis of typhoid fever in febrile patients

Bacteria Number of isolates (%)
S. typhi 7 (2.6)
S. paratyphi 4 (1.5)
Non typhoidal salmonella 7 (2.6)
Other bacteria 51 (18.9)
Negative blood culture 201 (74.4)
Total 270 (100.0)