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Typhoid fever scare at Purdue University

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

There's a health scare on the campus of Purdue University. An employee who works at three different campus restaurants in West Lafayette, Indiana has Typhoid Fever.

Typhoid is a life threatening illness, caused by salmonella and symptoms usually start a week or two after a person is exposed to the bacteria.

Health officials say they think the employee contracted the illness while traveling in another country.

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