an outbreak of typhoid fever due to contamination of the municipal water supply in northern outbreak of typhoid fever followed a large outbreak of dysentery in northern israel. both outbreaks resulted from contamination of a drilled well that supplied water to the municipal water system. the well was contaminated with sewage from a broken main-pipe coming from shefaram (an arab town). the outbreak of typhoid involved 77 persons, of whom 75 were hospitalized. in 67, phage-type c1 (the phage type dominant in shefaram since the 1950s) was isolated. the incubation period was relatively ...19883215755
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