North Quincy daycare reopens after child’s diagnosis of typhoid fever prompted closure

QUINCY, MASS. (WHDH) - A North Quincy daycare center that closed after officials confirmed a child had a case of typhoid fever reopened Tuesday.

The child contracted the rare disease after traveling overseas, a daycare official from Bright Horizons told 7News.

The daycare learned of the exposure last Tuesday and closed the following day. Children and staff from the daycare underwent tests before the facility reopened.

Typhoid fever is spread through contaminated food and water or close contact with someone who has it. The disease is potentially fatal. Symptoms include high fever, stomach pain and sometimes internal bleeding. It is treated with antibiotics.

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