About paratyphoid fever

Paratyphoid fever is caused by Salmonella paratyphi bacteria. This bacterium is found in contaminated water and food, and contaminated urine or faeces.

Disease type: 
Gastrointestinal
Vaccination available under NIP: 
No
Notifiable disease: 
Yes

Prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment

For information about prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, see healthdirect's paratyphoid page.

Surveillance and reporting

Paratyphoid fever is a nationally notifiable disease.

We monitor cases through the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System.

For more on paratyphoid fever in Australia, you can search Communicable Diseases Intelligence

Last updated: 
14 June 2022